by Zuriñe Dopacio González

December 18, 2015

Here are the Wearable Tech Heroes 2016

7th WT Innovation World Cup Finalists announced

The club of the most innovative wearables worldwide has been selected by the international jury of the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup. More than 450 techpreneurs from around the globe submitted their market-ready or almost market-ready wearable solutions in the categories Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Gaming & Lifestyle, Safety & Security, Smart Clothing, and Smart Jewelry. They will become the future stars in wearable technologies. The winners will be announced at the official award ceremony on January 26th at the 19th WT Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich – THE gathering of the wearable ecosystem.

“This year’s WT Innovation World Cup was inspiring with more than 450 impressive nominations from 60 countries. This proves once again that the WT Innovation World Cup is the leading innovation competition in wearables,” said Andrea Onetti, General Manager, Volume MEMS & Analog Division, STMicroelectronics. “Browsing through the innovative ideas and seeing how creative human minds can be is, for us at ST, a great way to see the future of wearable Smart Things.

The 28 nominated finalists will present their solutions at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich 26 January 2016, but only six of them will become a winner in their category and only one of them will be nominated WT Innovator of the Year.

The 28 WT finalists in the different categories are (in alphabetical order):

 Sports & Fitness:

  • ANTELOPE SERIES by Antelope Club
  • FITGuard by Force Impact Technologies
  • Hykso wrist sensors by Hykso
  • Run Up by Gait Up
  • TUNE by Kinematix

Healthcare & Wellness:

  • ADAMM – intelligent asthma management by Health Care Originals
  • Home-use cancer detecting plaster by Zeev Zalevsky
  • Leveraging the power of wearables for hospitalized patients by Leaf Healthcare
  • OvulaRing by VivoSense Medical
  • VITALITI Health Platform by Cloud DX

Gaming & Lifestyle:

  • Kokoon by Kokoontech
  • RippleBuds by RippleBuds
  • SKUGGA by Skuggaeyewear
  • Space Lumina SmartGlasses by Worldgn
  • Tinitell by Tinitell

Safety & Security:

  • Avanto by Aino Aarnio-Juurinen
  • Cardio First Angel by Cardio First Angel
  • i-Lume by i-Lume
  • Kingii Wearable by Kingii
  • LUPO by Connect-In

 Special Prize Smart Clothing:

  • ANTELOPE SERIES by Antelope Club
  • Avanto by Aino Aarnio-Juurinen
  • Dshirt by Cityzen Sciences

 Special Prize Smart Jewelry:

  • Athena by ROAR
  • Helix Cuff by Ashley Chloe
  • Pins Collective by Olof Sjöstedt
  • Solar technology for smart jewelry by Lisa Lang
  • Tago Arc by L!Ber8 Technology

 

The WT Innovation World Cup finalists will be on stage and present their solutions on January 26th at the world´s biggest gathering for wearables: the 19th WT Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich. For more information about the conference visit: http://www.wearable-technologies.com/events/wt-wearable-technologies-conference-2016-europe

About the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup

The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is the leading worldwide innovation competition in the field of Wearable Technologies. It was first launched in 2009, and over 3,500 contestants already took part. The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup invites contestants from all over the world to submit innovative solutions in the areas of sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, gaming & lifestyle, safety & security, smart jewelry and smart clothing. An international panel of industry experts will select the most innovative products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability. For further information please visit: www.innovation-worldcup.com/wt. Registration is free of charge.

The WT Innovation World Cup is sponsored by STMicroelectronics, MediaTek Labs, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, and Cicor. Further partners include WT Wearable Technologies, MEDICA, ISPO, Continua Health Alliance, as well as the regional partners Team Cote d`Azur, Cluster Digital Barcelona, Government of Canada, TAITRA, Paris Region Entreprises, CSEM, AlpICT, Business OULU, Takomo, IT2I, Medical Valley, Plug and Play Tech Center, ICT  Cluster Bern, minc., Com4Innov, Innovative City, CSEM, and Disruptive Week Milan.