Foci helps stay focused

by Sam Draper

June 15, 2018

Foci Wearable Boosts Your Focus Through The Power of Machine Learning

Foci, a wearable device when clipped to your waist, tracks each breath you take, and then utilizes motion sensors and machine learning to analyze what your breathing patterns say about your mental state. On a corresponding mobile app, colored bubbles indicate whether you’re distracted, focused, stressed, or in a state of peak performance, and then […]

Fitbit shipped million versa watches

by Sam Draper

June 14, 2018

Fitbit Has Shipped Over A Million Versa Smartwatches Since April

According to the initial sales figures for Fitbit’s second smartwatch, the company has shipped over a million Fitbit Versa watches since it went on sale in mid-April. This report adds to the encouraging indications by CEO James Park that the Versa watches had the best first-week sell-through of any wearable in the history of the […]

greenteg vertical collaboration

by Ramona Socher

June 14, 2018

GreenTEG Selected for Vertical Accelerator Spring 2018 Program

GreenTEG, a Zurich, Switzerland-based thermal sensor maker has been selected for the Vertical Collaboration Program spring 2018. The healthcare-focused program is run in collaboration with Samsung, Pfizer and Folkhälsan, where the role of Vertical is to develop strategic partnerships and joint ventures with enterprises in the healthcare space to find business development, licensing, as well […]

Asus vivowatch bp blood pressure

by Sam Draper

June 13, 2018

Asus Unveils VivoWatch BP With Blood Pressure Monitoring, GPS, and More

Asus, Taiwan-based computer and phone hardware and electronics company, previewed its VivoWatch BP smartwatch at the Computex 2018 event. In addition to an integrated GPS in the new VivoWatch, the BP version’s main function is blood pressure monitoring. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 5 people suffer from high blood pressure, complications […]

Pulse Monitor Prevents Drug Overdose

by Sam Draper

June 13, 2018

This Canadian Startup is Developing a Wearable That Could Prevent Drug Users From Overdosing

A Vancouver, British Columbia startup is developing a device that drug users can wear on their wrist or finger to prevent drug overdose. Around 28 people a week died of drug overdose in British Columbia last year, bringing the total to 1,448. The first three months of this year saw that number rise past 30 […]