Tagged: Wearable tech

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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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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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…

Pollution detecting shirt changes pattern but it’s too expensive

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Air pollution is a major concern for communities across the world, and people are coming up with unique ways to detect it. In the past we have seen pigeons fitted with modern tech hardware, wearable air purifiers and smart lamp posts which all keep a check on pollution levels. On the same lines Nikolas Bentel, a designer from New York has a very niche take on how to detect air pollution. He has designed a range of shirts dubbed Aerochromics which are capable of detecting pollution, and showing it by changing pattern on the shirt itself.
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GM develops RoboGlove exoskeleton for its factory workers

General Motors Robo Glove

For workers who have to spend long hours in the factory working with tools that require strength in hand, now there is good news on the horizon. Automotive giants General Motors and medical technology experts Bioservo have joined hands to develop an exoskeleton power glove which will help workers in factories with the task at hand. Called as RoboGlove, this sensor loaded glove will provide superhuman like strength and dexterity to the workers. That will mean considerably less aching in hands after a day’s job.
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Used to listening subwoofer bass? Now feel it with Basslet wearable

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Berlin-based startup Lofelt is on its way to change how you listen to music. For audiofiles who like their bass to be crisp and thumping, this new way could be feeling (rather than listening) the bass generated. Basslet is a wearable gadget that can be worn on the wrist and enjoy bass in the music. So, you can call it a wearable subwoofer which is apparently first of its kind in the world. It’s more like feeling the deep sensation of bass in audio, rather than listening it through your ears. Basically it adds another dimension to your gaming or audio listening experience, perfect for people who want something unique.
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3D printed ‘Awelectric’ jacket stimulates goosbumps to induce positive mood

3d printed goosebump jacket

Sensoree has already rolled out many tech-saturated fashion accessories, and now it has come up with one more, dubbed as Awelectric- a 3D printed jacket that creates tingly sensation we call goosebumps. Inspired by UC Berkely study that suggests goosebumps induce positive moods in people and funded by MU Artspace in the Netherlands, designer Kristin Neidlinger surrounded herself with technology, 3D Print, sound and design experts for assistance to make it real. Read More…

Lenovo Smart Shoes have fitness tracking features and act as gaming controller too

Lenovo Smart Shoes

Lenovo made quite a few announcements at their Tech World Conference 2016 like the Moto Z line-up of flagship phones and Google’s Project Tango enabled Phab devices. Another announcement at the event that we couldn’t afford missing was this smart running shoe made in collaboration with Vibram who have made similar shoes in the past too. These fashion-forward as-well-as technologically advanced shoes perform standard fitness tracking functions like counting the number of steps, distance travelled on foot, calories burned in a day and activity tracking.
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Shooz – World’s first hi-tech modular shoes with interchangeable skin

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Enoardo Iannuzzi’s pair of modular shoes achieved its crowdfunding target successfully and is about to start shipping the product to backers soon. The Iannuzzi’s pair of shoes is bad news for traditional shoe makers because its very intention is to eliminate need of buying new shoes. Shooz, claimed as world’s first hi-tech modular travel shoes, is made of two parts, the sole and the skin. The concept is to allow users zip different skins over the sole. These skins would come in different styles and colors. Read More…

Learn to play piano and drums in augmented reality with Teach-U: VR

Teach U VR

In today’s busy life gadgets, especially wearables loaded with VR applications can be a really helpful. Another example of virtual reality coming to the fore to teach students how to play musical instruments, and a deeper understanding of music itself has surfaced. Teach-U: VR pitches to improve creativity of students by giving them a virtual teacher capable of making them learn music. All this from the comforts of their school lab without the need to go to a specialist in musical instruments or in this case a music teacher. That is what inspired NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi to develop Teach-U: VR, a virtual reality application which helps young students learn music.
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