by Florian Schumacher

August 27, 2013

The Wearable Technologies’ Activity Tracker Overview

Adequate exercise is crucial for the well-being but many people simply don’t find the time so it falls short. This is why activity trackers are a hot topic this year, especially with health-conscious consumers. After BodyMedia and Fitbit, many companies introduced fitness sensors offering a broad range of devices for all kinds of consumer needs. […]

by Florian Schumacher

August 1, 2013

Wearable Technologies News Roundup – July

It‘s been another great month for the wearable technologies industry with lots of activities and innovations popping up. Pixie Scientific started an Indiegogo campaign, offering smart diapers that monitor children‘s health. Another great application of biochemistry in the wearable sector seeking funding is a patch that claims to be a non-toxic solution against the threat [...]

by Zuriñe Dopacio González

July 26, 2013

Wearable Technologies Conference 2013 – San Francisco a Huge Success

With about 300 attendees the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco was fully booked – and a huge success. Two days of exciting speeches, panels, and interesting speakers are now over. Fascinating innovations were showcased, all kinds of wearable technologies presented. Attendees not only presented and showcased them; most of them live this megatrend by […]

by Florian Schumacher

July 18, 2013

Withings Pulse, the new Health Gadget from French IoT innovator

The Pulse is the first pedometer of French company Withings who became popular with their Wi-Fi connected body scales. With this new device Withings, who also provides a connected blood pressure monitor, is expanding their product range towards a health monitoring platform. Unlike the latest activity trackers Jawbone and Fitbit released, the Pulse isn’t a […]

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 […]