Tagged: wearable technology

Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit

Aurora Powered Suit

There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness. Read More…

CES 2017: Theory demonstrates VR Hypersuit that lets you fly like Superman

Theory HypersuitA French firm, Theory, demonstrated an interesting prototype hypersuit at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It is combination of an exoskeleton and immersive VR-headset. The suite is a full-body immersive VR simulator that can be navigated via movement of arms. The user can choose to Fly in a suit or Base-Jump or become a Cosmonaut. The company said that it is mostly meant for gaming and entertainment. The product isn’t portable enough for a home, but it’s excellent for VR parlors. Read More…

CES 2017: Cerevo Taclim provides realistic stimuli of walking on terrain

Taclim

Virtual reality and augmented reality are bringing us closer to experiencing real world stimulus from the comfort of our homes. Wearing a head mounted display and moving around in VR environment, but the real simulation comes when you have tactile feedback in your body parts too. With this is mind Japanese company Cerevo has developed a pair of gloves and shoes which literally puts you in the boots of the character you are playing in game.
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Team Pro Shirt – Polar’s brand new smart fitness wearable to arrive in March

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Polar brand has announced its new smart fitness wearable named the Team Pro Shirt that would be launched in March this year. The shirt features network of built-in sensors and it’s basically a fitness tracking system that combines GPS and motion tracing technology with heart rate monitoring that would make it more efficient to track player performance in team sports. The wearer will be supported with relevant data like heart rate, speed, and acceleration. Entire data is transported to iPad with the help of an accompanying application called the Polar Team Pro. Read More…

Carat Pro wireless earbuds coach you on the go

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Samsung has shown what wireless earbuds need to be like, and that said, things are only going to get better in the future. It is certain that your wireless earbuds will be mostly used during fitness activities, and designing them for such activities will reap profits for manufacturers. Since the market for wireless earbuds is still wide open, start-ups are investing their time in developing fitness centric wireless earbuds.
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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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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

PowerWatch smartwatch

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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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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