Tagged: wearable technology

This sensor-embedded t-shirt corrects your body posture to banish back pain

TruPosture tshirt for bad posture correction

Incorrect body posture can be a bad thing and the biggest side effect is back pain which over the period of time can lead to much serious problems. People around the globe suffer from back pain due to bad posture, in some people it is chronic, while others have it just on an odd day. Any which way back pain can be the most irritating thing you can experience and it leads to headaches and pain in the abdomen too. A startup wants to end this lingering problem that affects millions worldwide with a sensor embedded undershirt dubbed TruPosture. Along with its spine alignment tracking capability, the makers have made sure that it is soft, breathable and anti-microbial thanks to the Lycra blend fabric.
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Leaked images of Microsoft Band 2 suggest an improved fitness tracker

Microsoft Band 2 Envoy

As opposed to the expectations, Microsoft Band released in the latter half of last year didn’t impress the tech savvy users much. To get over the mistakes and short-comings that were determinant in making it just another wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft has Band 2 in works and it is codenamed as “Envoy”. Microsoft Insider has got their hands on some leaked images of the upcoming fitness tracker and it looks to have some very nifty improvements.
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Canon shows its VR headset prototype having 120 degree FOV

Canon VR headset

The fight for VR headset supremacy is still in its infancy stage and developers of virtual reality hardware are exploring new ways to provide the user with exactly what is needed. Canon joined that fight with their secretive VR headset prototype that was shown-off at 2015 Expo in New York last week. Unlike other virtual reality headsets, Canon has opted for a handheld design which feels more like a periscope. Canon hasn’t named or revealed much of the VR headset and is under development for further improvements and addition of more features.
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Daredevil jetpack riders set Guinness Word record for synchronized water flight

Jetpack Guinness World Record

New jetpack Guinness World Record

Jetpack give you wings, literally, don’t you think so? The most fascinating way to let loose and hit freedom, shooting into thin air like a kingfisher. Watching someone with a jetpack on gives such an adrenaline rush, just imagine doing it for yourself. Ok, enough of the melodrama talk, let’s concentrate on this Guinness World Record that took place in the city of Cavalaire sur mer located in South France.
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Flair smart clothing uses your skin to enhance body control

lotta-julkunen-flair smart clothing

Smart wearable fitness gadgets are all the rage these days; whether you believe it or not, wearable tech is going to reach our clothing in more effective manner sooner than we imagine. And, it will be the next big thing to wearable gadgets. While most developers are working on ways to integrate sensors into the clothing and sync these with our smartphones, there is a Royal College of Art graduate Lotta Julkunen, who has developed smart clothing which thrives on our skins ability to pick tactile signals. The wearable called Flair provides tactile information about wearer’s body movement facilitating enhancement of body awareness and control. Read More…

World’s first wearable gym provides apt resistance during workout

Bionic Resistance Shorts for gymming

One thing every gymmer knows is that resistance plays a very important role in the extent to which your muscles can flex. This helps reduce the lactic acid in muscles and option to increase size even more. But how exactly do you bring-in resistance while working out? One way is to wear tight fitting clothes. That can only help slightly, you need something more professional.
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Braille smartwatch keeps blind people connected with loved ones

Dot Braille smartwatch

Technology is helping visually-impaired people get a new lease of life and researchers are working hard to integrate various gadgets to achieve the needed. In a new development South Korea’s tech developer Dot has come-up with a braille smartwatch which opens-up a new way to access information for blind people. Unlike the conventional smartwatches, this wearable has an array of physical dots that make-up four characters of a word at a time.
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Google Glass Enterprise Edition will be foldable, durable and waterproof

Google-glass-enterprise edition

If you are reading this, there’s a likely possibility you are a Google Glass appreciator. And for many more like yourself, it is important to inform that Google is probably working on a new model of its hyped entertainment glasses. If for some reason you were fascinated with the initial version of the Google Glass and wanted the version 2.0 to be on the same lines, Tony Fadell (head Google Glass project) and co. may just be ditching you. According to reports carried by 9to5Google, Google Glass Enterprise Edition (aka EE) is the new model on the way, which is more functional and inclined at ease of use. Read More…

Samsung’s innovative gadgets spotted in Avengers: Age of Ultron movie

Samsung Avengers gadgets

If you watched the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie closely, you might have noticed all the fancy gadgets that our superhero uses. And if you though they were just fancy electronics created for the movie and have nothing to do with reality, you are wrong. The communications device are actual concept prototypes created by Samsung who collaborated with Marvel to create devices that live-up to the futuristic theme of this movie. The challenge was to design them in such a way that they look practical and easy to use in most tense situations like a battle scene.
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Apple Watch patent promises exchange of information and data with a handshake

Apple Watch gesture based information exchange

There is no reason why Apple shouldn’t brag about its AirDrop feature that makes NFC look ordinary. But unfortunately the service isn’t viable enough to function on the Apple Watch smartwatch due to small screen size and hardware constraints. However Apple is now looking to patch that loophole and it is apparent from a patent filed for exchange of information between two Apple Watches without much fuzz. This patent is all about exchange of personal information or files by simple gestures like a handshake or high five.
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