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ErgoJack soft robotic wearable

Fraunhofer’s Soft Robotic Wearable System Protects Workers from Back Injury

A common complaint among workers in factories, construction sites and several other fields is back pain. While back injuries affect more than 1 million workers, it costs the nation billions of dollars each year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Related Hyundai Motor Deploys Industrial Exoskeletons in its North American Plants Researchers at […]
Skiing wearables

Don’t Let Injuries Take You Downhill, Be Safe and Have Fun with These Skiing...

Winter is here, and for the ski lovers it’s time to hit the slopes. However, as the popularity of these winter sports continue to rise, the number of skier injuries also continues to rise. Various firms are offering innovative wearables to help you enhance performance, prevent injury and have fun this winter. Here are few […]
HipSafe wearable airbag

Hip’Safe Wearable Airbag for the Elderly will Begin Shipping Worldwide in 2019

Hip’Safe, the wearable airbag designed to protect the elderly from a fall, will be available in 2019. Helite, its maker announced that it’ll start shipping the product next year. Falls are a big and costly problem for the elderly. According to the CDC, each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for […]
Kinetic REFLEX

Kinetic raises $4.5M for its Wearable REFLEX Aimed at Reducing Workplace Injuries

Kinetic, a NY-based company focused on developing wearables to reduce workplace injury, raised $4.5 seed fund for its wearable device called REFLEX. REFLEX is a smart wearable that aims to reduce workplace injuries for industrial workers. The seed funding was mainly backed by experienced group of global technology investors including Crosslink Capital and Primary Venture […]
ViPerform

New Technology Used by NFL Athletes Gives Teams and Trainers Edge in Injury Assessment

Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL injury sends 150,000 athletes to the sidelines each year, according to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Read more NBA Loves KINEXON, It’s Now the League’s Most Used Wearable Tech “I’d gone through all the physical therapy sessions my insurance would pay for but I couldn’t shuffle or run […]
British Army Wearable

British Army Exploring Utilization of Wearable Technology for Injury Prevention

The British Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are exploring potential use of wearable technology to prevent injury in the British Army. Before the launch, the DASA would explore market interest and help design a future competition. This will give them an understanding of currently available wearables for injury prevention and how to adapt them for […]