by Florian Schumacher

August 1, 2014

Wearable Technologies News Roundup – July

More Venture Capital and Cheaper Wearables Wearable Tech is not only popular with consumers, investors are now also putting more and more money into the market. According to an article from CB Insights, venture capitalists closed 69 deals in 2013 with a total investment of $458 million. CB Insights’ report shows that deals in the [...]


by Florian Schumacher

July 29, 2014

It’s about making useful things – Interview with Cédric Hutchings, CEO Withings

Cédric Hutchings, co-founder and CEO of Withings, is one of the pioneers in connected devices, including wearable tech and other quantified self products. We had the chance to meet Cédric in Munich for an interview to discuss Withings’ development over the last few years and to talk about Cédric’s vision for his company and the [...]


by Marije Nieuwenhuis

July 25, 2014

Lost track of all things connected to the body?

3 weeks ago at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco we did not hear about wearables. Instead we heard everything about wristables, hearables, bendables, energizables, sensibles, wrappables. What a fresh change in not only linguistics and vocabulary, but also shows that the industry is starting to redefine itself in a more sophisticated manner. At [...]

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by Florian Schumacher

July 22, 2014

Wearable Implants for the Daring and for Those in Need

The medical field has been using implants for decades, but unless you have a serious health issue, you probably wouldn’t consider wearable technology implanted in your body. Wearables seem easier to accept as long as we carry them around or even wear them in direct contact with our skin – like smart patches and electronic [...]

Audience WT Conference San Francisco JULY 2014

by Marije Nieuwenhuis

July 10, 2014

As it happened: day 2 of the WT Conference in San Francisco

Our heads are still buzzing from day 1 of the conference hear at Fort Mason. Energey harvesting off the body, Smart Labels with embedded microsensors and augmented and moldable reality by Leap Motion…..it was amazing to see Sci-Fi lifestyle actually happening before our eyes and in real-time. Fi not being so fictional anymore either… Here [...]

WT Conference Exhibition Area

by Marije Nieuwenhuis

July 9, 2014

As it happened: day 1 of the WTconference in San Francisco

Wearable Technologies are a hot and trending topic in the Silicon Valley this summer. Hence the various tech events this month. However, at Fort Mason today and tomorrow the venue is an all exclusive WT site: no less than 11 Wearable Technologies Conferences by the WT Group were organized as of 2006 on 3 different [...]