When Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length to kick off the D11 conference, he ignited a new firestorm of speculation regarding Apple's stake in the wearable computing market. Rumors have long told us that Apple is working on a smartwatch, but now Cook's latest comments leave me convinced that the company is indeed working on wearable technology. As well it should. [ Inside Look at the Apple iWatch ] [ Wearable Computers: The Next Generation ]First, let's look closer at Cook's comments. He said, "Wearables are incredibly interesting ... it could be a profound area." He said wearable computing is "ripe for exploration, and it's ripe for us to get excited about" while acknowledging that there are "lots of things to solve." Finally, Cook added, "The wrist is natural," seemingly as a destination for wearable technology.Clearly, wrist-worn wearables are on Apple's radar. It's a booming new technology category, and a sector that's ripe for Apple's taking. All Cook and company need to do is … [Read more...] about Why Apple Will Enter (and Dominate) the Wearable Technology Market
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Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear and the rumored Apple iWatch have turned up the hype-o-meter on wearable tech to deafening levels. You'd think they were the only players in the game. But such powerful gadgetry isn't the future of wearables, only a part of it.At least that's the thinking from Christian DeFeo, e-supplier manager at Newark element14, an electronic design community for engineers and a component retailer. Instead of wearing $1,500 Google Glasses that delivers a sci-fi experience, he says, you're more likely to slip on an affordable ring equipped with near-field communications (NFC) technology that unlocks your car door. "Google Glass is kind of an elite product that's only for a select few," because of the expected sky-high retail price, DeFeo says. "We see wearable technology being much more democratized than that."Unlike the Green Lantern's glowing superpower ring, the NFC ring won't try to do everything. It won't act like a minicomputer delivering services like a … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology Will Be Much More Than Google Glass and Galaxy Gear
Wearable technology, along with 3D printing, mobile money, and smart cities are just a few of the tech trends for 2014 and the coming years. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock A new Canadian company, OMsignal has created a bio sensor shirt they hope will change how people get fit, stay healthy and help usher in the era connected devices in our lives.OMSignal’s Co-founder and CEO, Stephane Marceau says that in 1o years, you won’t even ask and expect the bra or underwear you buy to be bio-sensing and will help you live a fitter, healthier and happier life.Over time, sensors will be embedded into the fibres themselves, and this means you will have at any moment millions of people bio-streaming their physiological data into the cloud as they go about their every day lives. This live pool biological signal in real life never existed in recorded history. I hope that connected clothing will be like electricity in 10 years – … [Read more...] about OMsignal Delivers Wearable Technology That Captures Your Bio-Data
Wearable technology, along with 3D printing, mobile money, and smart cities are just a few of the tech trends for 2014 and the coming years. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock A new Canadian company, OMsignal has created a bio sensor shirt they hope will change how people get fit, stay healthy and help usher in the era connected devices in our lives.OMSignal’s Co-founder and CEO, Stephane Marceau says that in 1o years, you won’t even ask and expect the bra or underwear you buy to be bio-sensing and will help you live a fitter, healthier and happier life.Over time, sensors will be embedded into the fibres themselves, and this means you will have at any moment millions of people bio-streaming their physiological data into the cloud as they go about their every day lives. This live pool biological signal in real life never existed in recorded history. I hope that connected clothing will be like electricity in 10 years – … [Read more...] about OMsignal Delivers Wearable Technology To Captures Your Bio-Data
The CES 2015 show floor is full with smart watches, wristbands and other trackers. Most of these, except some weird mood trackers and they out there Belty are iterations of the current state-of-the-art wearable technology that just waits for the Apple Watch to be diminished. Meanwhile there are already a new generation of startups working on wearable technology innovations that go beyond the Apple Watch and currently available wearable gadgets. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock These still unknown wearable technologies find a stage to present themselves in the Wearable Technologies World Cup organized by NaviSpace since 2009. The wearable technology competition saw over 3,000 entries to date. Today the list of the 22 finalists has been unveiled. Among these wearable technology innovations are a garment that sees movement in 3D (Hedokko), a hearable that tracks and improves eating habits (BitBite) and a wristband able to read and learn finger gestures … [Read more...] about The Future Of Wearable Technology Is Not At CES
Wearable devices that measure our every step, heart rate, and calories like the Jawbone UP, FitBit and Atlas Wearables, and smart watches that act like our smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the much-anticipated iWatch are everywhere these days. Wearables are gaining popularity by the minute, as they were all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Right now, most of the fitness wearables on the market have the same black rubber bracelet look – which is typically fine for men. My question is, if women are going to start wearing these devices on a daily basis, shouldn’t we have more “fashion forward” options available? Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Some of the big fashion/technology news to come out of CES is that Tory Burch announced that she is collaborating with FitBit to design an exclusive collection for them, in which her trademark prints will be incorporated onto the device. This … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology And Fashion: Can They Merge?
At the Wearable Technologies Conference Europe 2016 in Munich the winners of this year's Wearable Innovations competition have been announced. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More As reported in December, there have been 28 wearable innovations in the final round, selected from over 450 submissions.The 6 winners in the categories “Sports & Fitness”, “Healthcare & Wellness”, “Safety & Security”, “Gaming & Lifestyle” and in the two special prizes “Smart Clothing” as well as “Smart Jewelry” have been announced.The intelligent asthma management solution ADAMM by Health Care Originals won besides the Healthcare & Wellness award also the overall WT Innovator of the Year 2016 award.Find below the details about the winning innovations in the wearable technology space. Some of these innovations will shape the future of wearables.Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup … [Read more...] about Intelligent Asthma Solution ADAMM Wins Wearable Technologies Innovator Of The Year
Wearables like fitness trackers and smart watches have entered the mass market. There is though still a lot of room for innovation in this field. For the 8th time German based Wearable Technologies hosts a competition for new innovations in wearable technologies. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock Entries are accepted from today until October 17, 2016 in the categories Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Gaming & Lifestyle, Safety & Security. Smart Clothing and Smart Jewelry.All participants will compete to win one of the categories and become the next “WT Innovator of the Year.” The competition offers prizes worth over $300,000 and benefit from direct access to a global network of potential partners and customers.“Every year is a fantastic journey we are taking together with this exciting ecosystem. We are learning as much as possible and sharing that effort to deliver real user-friendly leading-edge technology to … [Read more...] about Innovators In Wearable Technologies Can Bag $300,000 In Prizes In New Competition
A team of researchers have developed new "metamaterials" that can solve problems like ill-fitting joint sockets, contact dermatitis and sebaceous cysts plaguing prosthetic patients for a long time. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Metamaterials are synthetic composite materials with structures and properties not usually found in natural materials -- that can be programmed to deform in a uniquely complex manner."We started with a series of flexible building blocks, or bricks, that had deformation properties that varied with their position," said Yair Shokef from Israel's Tel Aviv University."The blocks were able to change their shape when we applied pressure. From there, we were able to develop a new design principle to enable these bricks to be oriented and assembled into a larger metamaterial with machine-like functionalities," he added.The metamaterial has the unusual property that spatially-patterned compression in one direction … [Read more...] about New Metamaterials May Revolutionize Prosthetics And Wearable Technologies
With the advent of smartwatches and Fitbits, wearable technology has jumped from the pages of science fiction novels into the real world. This versatile category of technology can be used in a vast number of ways, especially in the workplace. Whether it's monitoring employee safety, helping to boost productivity, or encouraging healthier lifestyles to reduce health care costs, wearables offer great promise for today's workers. So, of course, businesses are clamoring to find ways to incorporate wearables into their daily operations. Wearables are far from ubiquitous in the workplace just yet. While the technology has developed quickly, businesses remain hesitant to integrate them into their everyday operations. "It really is very early in the game; we haven't seen widespread adoption yet, but expect to see more," said Kirstin Simonson, cyberlead for Travelers Global Technology. "People are struggling to determine what their [return on investment] is going to be." Many smaller … [Read more...] about Should Your Business Embrace Wearable Technology?