by Zuriñe Dopacio González

June 6, 2013

Jawbone Up Review

The Jawbone UP is a wristband and app that promises to help you live healthier. For 129,99 Euro it tracks your sleep, movements, and food, saves the data and displays it in a nice, easy to understand way. It’s sturdy, nice to look at, and comes in eight different colors. Since it has no claps, […]

by Johanna Mischke

October 5, 2012

Blue lightning bugs for my spine

I have been suffering from lower back pain for about 3 years now. I have tried various treatments – conventional and alternative – but I have not experienced any significant improvement. Exposure to blue LED light is supposedly a natural alternative to painkillers, pain gel and heat patches, with anti-inflammatory effects being evident when used […]

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

April 5, 2012

Learning from the past – points to be borne in mind when creating WT

The Wearable Technologies (WT) mega trend got off the ground half-way through the 1990s. Three workshops organised as early initiatives and sponsored by DARPA, Boing, CMU, MIT and other major players, were held in 1996. These events focused on the capabilities of future wearable systems with break-out sessions on hardware, software, networks, human factors and […]

by Johanna Mischke

February 5, 2012

What an inspiring conference!

Wearable Technologies are soon going to hit the mainstream judging from what we heard from our inspiring speakers and given the interesting mix of delegates at the 2012 Wearable Technologies Conference. Whilst promising concepts highlighting exciting future innovations were presented, it was also evident that technology has taken a giant step forward since the last […]

by Johanna Mischke

August 5, 2011

Allow me to introduce my new friend, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Before the official market launch date in Germany on July 15, we received a package from Nike. The contents – an artfully designed black and neon green box. Upon opening it, the new, similarly colored Nike+ SportWatch GPS greeted me: “Are we running today?” The next day I affirmatively answered that question. The first thing […]