vuzix plessey smartglasses

by Ramona Socher

June 11, 2018

Vuzix Partners With Plessey to Develop Next-Gen AR Smartglasses Using MicroLED Technology

Vuzix, a pioneer in micro-optics has announced that it is partnering with Plessey Semiconductor, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, to develop next-generation Augmented Reality (AR) smartglasses. The companies aim to combine Plessey’s Quanta-Brite microLED light technology with Vuzix’s extensive expertise and IP in smart glasses and waveguide optic technologies to create new […]

artificial nerve

by Sam Draper

June 11, 2018

Scientists Develop Flexible Artificial Tactile Nerve Using Flexible Organic Materials

Scientists at Stanford and Seoul National University have built artificial sensory nerves that can mimic the sensitivity of natural skin. In the study the artificial nerves were able to activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet. Scientists believe findings might one day help patients with artificial limbs touch […]

iBeat Heart watch funding

by Sam Draper

June 8, 2018

iBeat Announces New Funding for Wearable Heart Watch

iBeat, a wearable health tech company empowering people to live longer, has announced funding for its new product called Heart Watch, a wearable continuous monitor. SCOR Life & Health Ventures and Transamerica Ventures invested in the project which also includes strategic partnerships that will bring the Heart Watch to each insurer’s agents and policy holders. […]

hardware software integration

by Sam Draper

June 8, 2018

How to Build Magical Devices With Effective Hardware-Software Integration

Adam MacBeth, an advocate of the software-first approach offers tactics on how companies can capture people’s imagination and create truly world-class products. What makes FiftyThree’s Pencil one of the most beautiful pieces of hardware in recent years is “The entire experience was crafted to naturally fit with how people work,” MacBeth says. “You’ll notice it […]

CommandWear wearable technology

by Sam Draper

June 8, 2018

CommandWear Wearable Technology Helps Save Lives While Also Keeping First Responders Safe

CommandWear, a Vancouver-based company develops mobile apps and software for wearable technology to keep first responders safer on the job. The company’s web, wearable and mobile apps deal with vital needs of first responders around the world. Public safety and technology veteran Mike Morrow is the founder and CEO of the company launched in 2013. […]

Wristband to improve dementia

by Sam Draper

June 8, 2018

German Researchers Develop Sensor-Packed Wristband to Improve Lives of Dementia Patients

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) in Berlin are working on a sensor and software package that would help people developing dementia to slow down the disease progression and enhance the quality of life for themselves and their family members. The device is a wristband that measures the patient’s vital signs, […]