by Johanna Mischke

August 5, 2012

My back hurts! – New WT cures available!

We’ve reported on back sensors in the past, e.g. LUMOback which was our Gadget of the Month in June. However, we felt that it was high time to outline the wealth of solutions in the wearables field for back issues: The Fraunhofer IIS already presented their innovative Fitness Assistant at our WTshows at A+A, Medica […]

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

Impact sensors for sports and more

The head is a very sensitive part of the body, but other parts of the body also need special protection during sports and other physical activities. How important this is becomes clear when you read articles on the subject of head injuries sustained by American football players year after year, for instance as covered only […]

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 […]