by Zuriñe Dopacio González

July 3, 2013

Walking new paths: SimpleSkin with embedded intelligence project

DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH) announced today, the launch of SimpleSkin, its newest research project funded by the European Union. The main idea is to develop a sensor infrastructure for textiles.  Just like smartphones with sensors are totally normal today, functional clothing could become mainstream, and, according to DFKI, create a plethora of […]

by Paul Lukowicz

May 3, 2013

Head-Mounted Displays: From Cyborgs to Google Glass

Head-mounted displays (HMDs) are probably the most prominent symbol of wearable computing. When thinking about wearables, most people immediately come up with images of cyborgs wearing fancy, futuristic data glasses. Interestingly though, of all the concepts that have driven wearable computing over the last decade, HMDs are the least practicable and commercially least exploited.  Thus, […]

by Johanna Mischke

December 5, 2012

WT to play an important role in improving health in developing countries

According to a recent study by GSMA and PwC called “Touching Lives through Mobile Health: Assessment of the Global Market Opportunity” it is likely that mobile health will make a significant difference in Africa in terms of bridging the healthcare access gap. Until 2017 Diagnosis (60%market share) and monitoring services (29% market share) are expected […]

by Johanna Mischke

November 5, 2012

It’s conference time again!

The Wearable Technologies Conference 2013 is coming up on February 4 in Munich. If you haven’t registered yet, please note that early bird registration ends on December 1. You’ll have to act fast if you want to save €95 on the regular registration fee. Our famous conference is the biggest networking event within our Wearable […]

by Johanna Mischke

August 5, 2012

Wearable Technology Creates Significant Growth Opportunities

With 171 million wearable devices forecast to be shipped in 2016, the wearable technology market is projected to create significant opportunities for a range of suppliers in a number of product categories. This information is based on a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS)), an official research partner of Wearable […]

by Johanna Mischke

April 5, 2012

Babak Parviz is one of the bright minds behind Google’s Project Glass

Babak Amir Parviz is professor at the University in Washington and we at Wearable Technologies started following in 2009 when we first read his article on Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens published in the ieee spectrum. Furthermore, he is involved in a joint project between his University and Microsoft Research focusing on non-invasive blood […]