by Johanna Mischke

August 5, 2012

WT Innovation World Cup – submit your solution now!

The WT Innovation World Cup kicked off at the same time as our conference in San Francisco. The database was opened for entries at the end of the conference. This innovation competition was first launched in 2009. Now, for the first time, we are calling on innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world to […]

by Johanna Mischke

August 5, 2012

21 things I didn’t know before the WTconference in San Francisco

What an inspiring day! We knew that this would be an extremely interesting day from the list of speakers, but during the conference, we realised that this event even surpassed our wildest expectations. Here are 21 things we didn’t know before the conference in San Francisco: 1.The history of Wearable Technologies dates back even further […]

by Johanna Mischke

June 5, 2012

Interview with PhiloMetron CEO Darrel Drinan

Prior to co-founding PhiloMetron in 2001, Mr. Drinan was the Director of New Program Management for Braun ThermoScan, a $2 billion subsidiary of the Gillette Company. He led the new consumer medical products development activities for Braun, including research into wireless, non-invasive, medical sensing applications markets. PhiloMetron is a medical technology accelerator located in San […]

by Florian Schumacher

June 5, 2012

Truly wearable and washable music enjoyment

A few weeks ago I received a beautiful gadget from Sony for testing: the Walkman® W Series – a wearable, washable MP3 player without wires!!! I loved it from the start. The Walkman is small and lightweight and looked top-quality and very well manufactured. As I am the proud owner of a Mac and a […]

by Johanna Mischke

June 5, 2012

Wearable technology – is it safe?

“A big drawback of current Wearable Technologies is that they tend to be manufactured from inflexible materials making them uncomfortable and unattractive to consumers”, finds researcher and innovator Dr. Will Whittow from Loughborough University. Finding the way to combine functionality with comfort and aesthetic appeal in Wearable Technologies is one of the main research focuses […]

by Johanna Mischke

May 17, 2012

Wearable Technologies’ shoe trends for summer 2012

Developers and researchers seem to have rediscovered the shoe as an ideal item of clothing for incorporating technology. The benefits are obvious: shoes are not washed (or at least only rarely) and there are several areas in a shoe where electronics can be introduced rather unobtrusively. Having said that, there are inevitably some pitfalls with […]