by Johanna Mischke

November 5, 2011

Trouble sleeping?

New developments in the area of Wearable Technologies could be just the remedy — and not just in a professional sleep lab setting, but also in the comfort of your home. Folks who own iPhones can use the device as a sleep monitor. The integrated sensor in the newer smartphone generations makes it possible for […]

by Johanna Mischke

October 10, 2011

Varta – power for Wearable Technologies

In honor of VARTA receiving the Innovation of the Year award for its CoinPower lithium ion cell, we took the opportunity to conduct a short interview with Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA Microbattery GmbH. Wearable Technologies (WT): In September, Varta’s CoinPower was voted Innovation of the Year 2011. What is special about this small sized […]

by Johanna Mischke

October 5, 2011

Help! My T-shirt and my wristwatch just don’t understand one another!

Many Wearable Technologies products are exciting because they can be integrated into wearable systems and be hooked up to other devices in their surroundings. An example of this is the sport watch, which can work with a heart rate belt and be connected to a computer. With many such products, it is, however, only “doable” […]

by Johanna Mischke

October 5, 2011

Wearable products for the entertainment industry

We all know celebrities and budding stars like it somewhat extravagant. It is, therefore, no surprise that Wearable Technologies come in the form of stage outfits fitted with special effects and that these are all the rage with performing artists. Special costumes for theater and the concert stage, film or sports with show flair – […]

by Johanna Mischke

October 5, 2011

Preview: MEDICA 2011

Healing, therapies and prevention – in the not-too-distant future, technologies worn on and inside the body will help us get healthy and stay healthy. In the areas of prevention and outpatient therapies, Wearable Technologies and their connection with telemetry systems will offer new and cost effective possibilities. Still basking in the glow of last year’s […]

by Johanna Mischke

September 5, 2011

September 8, 2031

When I look back on 2011, I have to smile about how laboriously people still fiddled with their technical devices. Just think about the beloved smartphone of the day—how complicated it was to operate on the go, how limited its display! Or those indescribable laptops that, despite having finally reached a manageable size and weight […]