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It‘s been another great month for the wearable technologies industry with lots of activities and innovations popping up. Pixie Scientific started an Indiegogo campaign, offering smart diapers that monitor children‘s health. Another great application of biochemistry in the wearable sector seeking funding is a patch that claims to be a non-toxic solution against the threat of malaria infections through mosquitoes. In July we’ve also seen two interesting new accelerators showing up and the Wearable Technologies Conference was a highlight for experts and innovators in the WT industry...
The Pulse is the first pedometer of French company Withings who became popular with their Wi-Fi connected body scales. With this new device Withings, who also provides a connected blood pressure monitor, is expanding their product range towards a health monitoring platform. Unlike the latest activity trackers Jawbone and Fitbit released, the Pulse isn’t a […]
June has been a great month for the Wearable Technologies industry. Here‘s some of the most interesting news from the last weeks. A recent article on Venture Beat claimed that the era of wearable computing is not at the horizon - it‘s already here. According to the article people have become tied to their Smartphones so much that you could call these mobile devices, wearables. And despite playing a huge role for the everyday life, smartphones are also setting the ground for further wearable computing...
Four years after releasing their first step counter, the pioneer company Fitbits now offers a wristband activity monitor. Flex is just like the digital wristbands made popular by Nike and Jawbone. But, unlike Nike and Jawbone the Flex is made of two pieces – the actual tracker is inside a small plastic body that is […]
On the 4th of February, the annual Wearable Technologies Europe Conference took place in Munich. Christian Stammel, CEO of the Wearable Technologies Corporation, opened with a keynote address and gave an overview of the wearable –tech markets of the future. According to projections, an enormous economic potential with an average annual growth rate of 37% […]
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 […]