With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown up

With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown upGoogle this morning unveiled the creation of one of its better ATAP projects — Project Jacquard — a conductive fabric that can communicate with digital devices. The technology is small and lightweight, and it just might help connected clothing officially come of age.  […]

 

The Medical Consequences Of Interfacing Technology With Humans

The Medical Consequences Of Interfacing Technology With Humans

When we think of wearables, we include all of those devices that we can put on and take off. But with the announcement of the development of Google contact lenses capable of providing user controls and sensor capabilities, the line between a wearable and an implantable becomes increasingly blurred. […]

 

Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals

Proteus Digital Health raises another $52 million for sensor-enabled pharmaceuticals

Proteus Digital Health Digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised an additional $52 million from undisclosed investors following a whopping $120 million raise the company announced just last month. That brings Proteus’ latest round of funding — its seventh — to $172 million. By our count the company’s total […]

 

When Wearable Tech Saves Your Life, You Won’t Take It Off

When Wearable Tech Saves Your Life, You Won’t Take It Off

The problem with wearables is that usually people stop wearing them. According to one recent report, one-third of users of activity-tracking wearables, like the Fitbit and the Jawbone, toss their devices aside after just six months. To overcome this, a small cadre of companies has been furiously working to […]

 

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearablesFor decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success. Now, the world’s largest mobile technology firms are getting in on the act. Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc, searching for […]

 

6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

6 reasons why the market for biosensor wearables is changing

A new report from Rock Health looking at the future of the biosensor wearables market shows a market in transition. The next generation of wearables is more targeted towards patient populations, particularly chronic conditions. In a Google hangout about the report, Malay Gandhi, a co-author of the report, talked about some of the qualities that are making these wearables more appealing to consumers and the b2b market and features that will give them staying power.  […]

 

Will Wearables Increase Our Productivity?

Will Wearables Increase Our Productivity?

I’ll admit it: my personal experience with wearable technology is limited to FitBit, which tracks my daily physical activity and uploads it to an online fitness program. But recently, the University of London took wearables to a whole new level. In partnership with Rackspace, it conducted a one-month trial with 120 participants at marketing firm Mindshare to assess if wearables could in fact boost employee productivity. […]

 

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car? In this world, when you left the office, your car would email the oven to say “warm up dinner — we’ll be home soon!” Well, according […]

 

How Wearable Tech will Redefine the Future of Marketing

How Wearable Tech will Redefine the Future of Marketing

We have all heard, seen or used Wearable Tech gadgets that have started entering our daily lives. Just like radio, internet and mobile phones, Wearable Tech gadgets hold immense potential and will create new challenges for all of us. Here, I have highlighted 5 changes that marketers will face […]

 

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now

Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now

From design consultancy Fjord–which recently worked with Adidas to develop the miCoach SMART RUN smartwatch for runners–comes the latest in smart thinking: an infographic to help you be smarter about the products and technology now out there to help you live, well, smart. Our appetite for self-improvement and a […]

 
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