Buzz to reduce sexual assault

by Sam Draper

June 19, 2018

This Ob-Gyn-Designed Wearable May Reduce Campus Sexual Assault

A California ob-gyn has invented a bracelet that may reduce sexual assaults in campus. The bracelet called Buzz is part blood alcohol-monitoring wearable, part Livestrong-style bracelet that aims to support consensual sex. Dr. Jennifer Lang and Rob Kramer self-funded the project which was designed by Silicon Valley design firm New Deal Design. According to a […]

Samsung alice viceroy hotel wearable

by Sam Draper

June 18, 2018

Samsung and ALICE Debut Gear S3-Based Hotel Communications Service

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and hotel management platform ALICE have announced a new communications service for hotel staff. The service will debut in the form of a system based on Samsung’s Gear S3 lineup of Tizen-powered smartwatches. The device is aimed at boosting staff communications, speed responsiveness to guests, and improve customer service among hotel […]

werum partnership nymi authentication

by Sam Draper

June 18, 2018

Werum Announces Strategic Partnership with Nymi to Authenticate Pharmaceutical Employees

Werum IT Solutions, supplier of manufacturing IT solutions and manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the pharmaceutical industries, has announced strategic partnership with Nymi, a company that offers biometric authentication solutions. The companies said they will work together to develop solutions for the smart authentication of employees on the pharmaceutical shop floor, which they say is […]

Valencell biometric sensor

by Sam Draper

June 15, 2018

Valencell in partnership with earphone manufacturer Sonion Secures $10.5M in Series E Funding

Valencell, industry leader in wearable biometric sensor technology who will be speaking and exhibiting at our WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 USA in San Francisco on July 11-12, announced that it has raised $10.5 million in Series E funding, bringing total funding to $35 million. The investment is led by Sonion a/s, the world […]

Pulse Monitor Prevents Drug Overdose

by Sam Draper

June 13, 2018

This Canadian Startup is Developing a Wearable That Could Prevent Drug Users From Overdosing

A Vancouver, British Columbia startup is developing a device that drug users can wear on their wrist or finger to prevent drug overdose. Around 28 people a week died of drug overdose in British Columbia last year, bringing the total to 1,448. The first three months of this year saw that number rise past 30 […]

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 […]