Category: Wearble Tech

5-year old Katelyn gets 3D printed prosthetic hand in her favorite pink color

Katelyn Vincik 3d printed prosthetic arm

It’s heartbreaking when you see a kid having disability, basically it just shatters you. That is where technology come-in to restore some faith in humanity. 3D printing is one example of technology being used for good, as we have seen so many times in the past. Yet again, 3D printing has given a small little kid a new lease of life. Meet five-year old Katelyn Vincik from Vitoria, Texas who was born with an underdeveloped left hand. The cute little girl has been in the queue for receiving a prosthetic hand for a very long time, and finally her eagerness has been rewarded.
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Indian engineering student builds real-life walking Iron Man suit

Vimal Govind Manikandan iron man suit

The cheapest of exoskeletons cost thousands of dollars, but that could stand to change with the new creation by an Indian engineering student who has built a low cost wearable walking-assist. A real-life walking Iron Man suit, this is created by Vimal Govind Manikandan, of MES College of Engineering in Kerala. The battery-powered, functional exoskeleton is capable of lifting heavy objects, and is built on a budget of $750 (approx. ₹50,000). Read More…

Intel unveils Project Alloy – all-in-one mixed reality headset

Project Alloy

When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took to the stage at the Intel Developer Forum held in San Francisco, he had something new to release – the Project Alloy – an all-in-one virtual reality headset. Yes, Intel in entering the entertaining world of VR with its own headset that does not need to be attached to a phone or computer, remember Microsoft HoloLens?  Project Alloy is completely tetherless – it doesn’t need external sensors, processor or battery, powered by a 6th gen Intel Core processor, it comes with its own battery and processor. Read More…

Boltt fitness tracker comes with AI-based personal coach

Boltt fitness tracker

These days, the market is flooded with new age health and fitness equipment which promise to make you smarter. But do they all work, as they are portrayed to? That is something which forces the user to give up on such wearables over time. All the data collected from fitness trackers, sleep trackers or other wearables is of no use if it means nothing much to you. To change this, a sports technology startup has something that’s a tad different from the rest.
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Keep LDR alive: HB ring lets you feel your partner’s heartbeat

HB ring by the touch

In a long distance relationship, you miss the feel of being next to each other. All you can do is Skype and FaceTime, but that’s just not there when it comes to intimacy. Enter HB Ring by The Touch – first of its kind ring that lets you feel the heartbeat of your partner. Simply download an app, connect the ring and pair with the loved one to feel their heartbeat in real-time. Read More…

Pokemon Go contact lenses might be coming your way – John Hanke confirms

Contact lenses that prevent optic nerve damage by glaucoma

People are going nuts for Pokemon Go, and the fun keeps getting better. This augmented reality game has gripped the world like no other app or game. So what is the next frontier for this AR game that’s making everyone drool over for Pokemon catching mania? If you are to believe Niantic Founder John Hanke, then it is going the wearable technology’s way. He wants to make the game more interactive and fun for the players.
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Geeky Infinity Skirt inspired from traditional Chinese armor

Infinity Skirt

Most of the time it’s the geeky men who come out with DIY projects involving Arduinos, 3D printing and electronic tinkering. Don’t count out the girls though, as Imgur user [SexyCyborg] has created her own tech savvy skirt for the Maker Faire. She calls it the infinity skirt, since it displays infinite mirror effect thanks to the Array of LEDs embedded on each individual tile. The design is inspired by traditional Chinese armor and you do actually need to wear a layer of clothing as the skirt won’t help hide much.
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Unique material will protect soldiers from chemical weapons

nanotubesuite LLNL

Military personnel involved in missions in adulterated environments are in grave demand of breathable clothing, which is lightweight yet very effective. While current military gear is heavy and does not meet the critical demand to perfection, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California have developed a highly breathable fabric that is more breathable and lightweight. Made to be used in military uniforms, the material is just like a second skin that can even protect a person from viruses and chemical weapons. Read More…

Xiaomi launches Mi VR Play headset, going out to beta testers for 15 cents

Xiaomi mi-vr-play

After creating a buzz with competitively priced smartphones, Chinese tech company Xiaomi is venturing into other fields. Recently, Xiaomi launched its first laptop after having debuted a foldable cycle and a Segway-styled self-balancing scooter. With the idea to broaden its product line, Xiaomi announced the Mi VR Play recently. Not anywhere close to the Oculus Rift to say, Mi VR Play is an entry level virtual reality headset and is designed to create a new budget niche for VR headsets. Read More…

Wearable alcohol sensor monitors blood alcohol level in real-time

flexible wearable alcohol sensor

Finally, a device that you can wear to know your blood alcohol content is here. Simply stick it onto your skin and know if you’re still good to drive after a crazy party. Developed by the University of California San Diego researchers, this is a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately and continuously measure blood alcohol levels from sweat and communicate data wirelessly to a mobile device connected over Bluetooth. Read More…