Category: Wearble Tech

Russian teen invents hands-free ‘Sandal Mouse’ for people with upper limb disabilities

Sandal MouseSince 2015, Sergey Halyavin, a Russian high-school student, was obsessed with the idea of creating a mouse that can be controlled via feet to allow disabled people use computers. One of his schoolmates, who is unable to use computer due to a musculoskeletal condition, fueled his desperation.  In 2016, he has successfully created a hands-free mouse, which is basically a sandal that incorporates usual ‘mouse control board’ and a LED ribbon outside.  Also, a scroller is fitted at the front of the sandal. He has tested it for a couple of weeks and found it feasible enough when the user gets used to it. Read More…

Fitbit to buy smartwatch company Pebble along with its IP

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Pebble, the smartwatch company that rose to fame with its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 may be on the verge of a phase out. According to reports on The Information and Financial Times, fitness industry giant Fitbit is in talks of acquiring Pebble. There is no word on the acquisition price yet, or when the two companies would go ahead with the deal, but it’s learnt that the deal could work out for a nominal amount. Read More…

MySight360 – A hands-free, 4K VR camera with 240° fisheye lens

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A team of self-claimed tech-savvy engineers is currently inviting backers for their crowdfunding campaign. In return, they are offering the “MySight360” – a hands-free, high-definition VR camera with 240 degree frame. It can record videos on 4K quality and connect to user’s smartphone with a simple app via built-in WiFi. User can quickly edit the videos to share on social media or can go live as well. It reminds us of Frodo developed by India-based Next Gear.  Read More…

Google Glass is an effective tool to determine brain disease, but how?

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Image – The Verge

Google Glass was developed keeping in mind augmented reality applications and providing the wearer with a better information about the real world in front of the eyes. However, researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Siberian State Medical University have found another good use for Google’s wearable. They are developing a software which helps determine brain health using the glasses.
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High-end fashion meets iPhone charging trench coat

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With winter approaching and your iPhone battery constantly dying, a Japanese designer – Junya Watanable, one of the world’s most esoteric designer, has come-up with an Avant-grade interpretation of both formal and functional wearable tech. The clothing is in the form of a fall/winter collection 2016. It’s a trench coat with embedded solar panels that can charge a smartphone, and also beat the chill of winter days. The jacket features six solar panels, two up front and four on the back, ensuring the longevity of your iPhone battery through a hidden built-in charging unit. Without compromising the attractiveness of the garment, this trench coat is the perfect example of wearable technology, and inseparable relationship between humans and their smartphones.
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MAX – Flexible and lightweight exoskeleton promises bionic future

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Exoskeletons give able mobility to the elderly and people employed in heavy manufacturing industry. But they can be bulky and complicated to use. To make more practical usability of exoskeletons and lend the users ease of use, MAX (Modular Agile eXoskeleton) system is here. This low cost exoskeleton promises ultra-mobility is specially designed for industries where workers have to be in a crouched position.
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MIT’s MoVR system cuts the cord in virtual reality

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Virtual Reality is all the rage; it’s the next best thing to wearables and it’s being used for everything from gaming and entertainment to medicine. Sadly, VR tech is still in its infancy and is limited to PC’s periphery – almost all VR headset require to be tethered to a computer system to enjoy the immersive experience. Since, ability to go cordless can help better immersive experience and open new applications for virtual reality headsets; researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MoVR system that allows any VR headset to be used wirelessly. Read More…

Solar-powered fabric developed by University of Central Florida is bliss for wearables

Power storing fabric

With the advent of wearables, the need for battery sources that are small and compact is also paramount. The small size of wearables means the power source also needs to be of comparable size to fit inside the wearable. All of this means a constriction in battery life which is a major roadblock for current age wearables as well as the ones which are getting ready for the future. Keeping this in mind, nanotechnology researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed energy storing fabric.
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Body heat powered PowerWatch is the smartwatch you always wanted

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Charging your smartwatch won’t be a concern any more as a prototype on Indiegogo promises so. This is PowerWatch by Matrix Industries, and it could be a revolution in smartwatch industry. The watch is powered by your body head, as it harnesses warmth from your skin. Also, it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters and doubles as an activity and sleep tracker. The best part, you don’t have worry about charging it every night or be uptight about the amount of charge left while going on a long trip.
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Vixole E-Sneakers – World’s first customizable sneakers with endless prospects

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Do you remember any sort of hi-tech, digital, and multipurpose shoes from any science fiction that you would wish to come true? We don’t remember one, but we do recall imagining prospects of shoe as fashion accessory. Well, engineers and coders have found their way into one of the most profitable and glamorous industry – fashion world. This time, we aren’t referring to anything like Bojian Han’s SoSole sneakers. This one is way more exciting, if claims by the developer to be believed.
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