by Johanna Mischke

April 5, 2012

M2M Challenge 2012 – Revolutionising the machine-to-machine business

Machine-to-machine (m2m) communication can improve Wearable Technologies and make them even smarter. Are you fully aware of that because you are currently working on integrating wearables into a whole ecosystem or are you involved in another innovative m2m project? If so, join the M2M Challenge ・an international innovation competition looking for the smartest and most […]

by Johanna Mischke

April 5, 2012

Babak Parviz is one of the bright minds behind Google’s Project Glass

Babak Amir Parviz is professor at the University in Washington and we at Wearable Technologies started following in 2009 when we first read his article on Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens published in the ieee spectrum. Furthermore, he is involved in a joint project between his University and Microsoft Research focusing on non-invasive blood […]

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

March 5, 2012

Clever Plasters

Have you ever imagined monitoring your vital signs via a simple, disposable skin patch? We have covered this topic before but found that now there are a lot more products on offer: Gentag allows you to use your mobile phone to test your glucose levels, for example. Patented Gentag technology combines NFC consumer mobile phones, […]

by Johanna Mischke

March 5, 2012

Sensors add a new basic function to garments

Mikko Malmivaara is Product and Marketing Manager for the Finish textile and sensor integrator Clothing+.  In the following interview, he explains what his company does and how he sees the future of sensors. As a pioneer in the field of textile sensor systems, Clothing+ has already joined forces with many of the market’s key players. […]