Category: Wearble Tech

will.i.am rolls out BUTTONS – Wireless earbuds for Apple devices

BUTTONS Earbuds Model

will.i.am, an electronic accessory manufacturer, is known for its expensive products. But none of its products left lasting impression on consumers. The list of gadgets it has rolled out didn’t appear much impressive. But now, will.i.am has released a new set of wireless earphones “BUTTONS” that looks company’s best bet so far. The “BUTTONS” are inspired by the shape of vinyl records and features magnetic discs that locks the earphones around user’s neck to prevent misplacement. It can be integrated into daily wardrobe while user take calls or plays music. Read More…

Artificial knee exoskeleton developed by Beihang University researchers

Beihang robot

Most of the exoskeletons we featured have been developed keeping in mind certain disability or assistance in walking for the elderly. Yet another example of an exoskeleton deemed to help paralyzed patients in walking again is being developed by researchers at Beihang University in China. The biologically inspired lower limb exoskeleton is created keeping in mind the human knee joint. Hence, this advanced artificial limb has scope for natural knee moment which has rotating and sliding mechanism.
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Xiaomi Mi VR headset promises immersive virtual reality at lowest possible price

Xiaomi Mi VR headset

Xiaomi is fast becoming the leading gadget manufacturer with high quality products pitched at the most competitive prices. With the right arsenal at its disposal, Xiaomi is venturing into wearable technology with its virtual reality headsets which wants to compete with the like of Samsung, Oculus, PlayStation and HTC. They proved that with its initial step revealing the Mi Play headset a few months ago, and now they have come-up with their latest offering at the Mi Product Launch Event.
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Exhauss shows newer, sophisticated Cine Exoskeleton at IBC 2016

Cine Exoskeleton f

After L’Aigle Exoskeleton that was seen in 2014 at IBC, now Exhauss brand has come up with even more sophisticated and comfortable Cine version with payload capacity of 35 kg. Not just comfortable, but it is quite expensive too. The Cine is likely to be sold for about $9,000. The exoskeleton is given a thick padding around the waist straps in order to enhance the comfort. Now, the new exoskeleton is equipped with three sets of removable springs so that the resistance can be tailored in accordance with user’s requirements. Read More…

Ronnie O’Sullivan gets sucked into VR pool, bites the dirt

Ronnie O Sullivan VR pool

Ronnie O’Sullivan (a.k.a The Rocket) is a legend when it comes to playing the gentleman’s game. But he is having a hard time in virtual reality environment. Yes, the snooker champion recently tested a virtual reality pool game, but forgot that there was no table to lean on. Wearing a HTC Vive headset accompanied by the VR controllers, Ronnie had a hilarious moment on his American Hustle show which searches players from across the United States.
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Valve VR controller prototypes spotted at Steam Dev Days

Valve VR Controllers

The complexion of experiencing virtual reality is already changing with the announcement of Oculus Touch controllers. Now, Valve has followed suite revealing its VR controller prototypes at the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. The VR controllers strap onto your hand to provide tactical feedback and initiate input. Using natural muscle memory, these controllers mimic in-game movements of throwing –picking objects or holding guns and taking shots at the enemy.
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Wearable market in its prime – three best gadgets you should own right now

Smartwatches are selling like hot cakes

The world of wearable technology is expanding. Despite a shaky start and uncertainty surrounding the practical applications of smart devices small enough to fit on your wrist, the market is now experiencing a boom.  According to the latest predictions by CCS Insight, the wearable market will be worth a staggering $25 billion by 2019 with sales increasing from 84 million units to 245 million. Everything from fitness trackers and smartwatches to potential innovations in the virtual reality area are driving the market forward. Read More…

Oculus Touch controller lends added dimension of realism to virtual reality

Oculus Touch Controller_1

Battle for the best VR headset is getting stiff by the day with all major players trying to improve their design. Oculus has inched forward gradually with its winning Oculus Rift headset, and they have made some major improvements to the Touch controller seen last year. They have reached a point where the VR headset controller is going to land in the hands of consumers come December 6, 2016. Yes, Oculus Touch controller is up for pre-order and it is one major development in the arena of VR gaming.
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Google Daydream View, $80 VR headset with wireless controller

Google Daydream View

It was back at the Google I/O conference in May when Google first gave us a glimpse of the Project Daydream. At the recently concluded Google Pixel event, search engine giant unveiled the Daydream View, a Virtual Reality headset that works with newly launched Pixel phones and other Daydream compatible phones. The $80 headset is similar to Samsung Gear VR and works with a phone. It is made from ultra-soft microfiber (used in apparels), which makes it really lightweight and comfortable to wear for long duration. Read More…

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor records stats, tracks performance

Zepp Play Soccer wearable sensor

Zepp already has sensor that helps golf, tennis and basketball players fine tune their game with on-field data that makes sense. Zepp has now taken another stride forward and has developed Play Soccer, a sensor that lets footballers track data regarding distance covered, number of times ball kicked and the time for which the player sprinted or walked in the game. An average footballer runs almost 7 miles (11km) in a single game, considering the fact this data can be valuable for a player’s fitness and training. Read More…