Tagged: wearable

Google Lens: Interchangeable lens add-on increases Google Glass field of view

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Google Glass might have been pulled down from the market primarily because it failed to impress many by its limited field of view, but that hasn’t stopped researchers at the Wichita State University Kansas, United States, to device ways in order to enhance Google Glass’ workplace applications. To give Glass’ limited field of view a valuable push, researchers Jibo He, Barbara Chaparro and graduation student Long Wang have developed Google Lens. Google Lens is basically an optical lens which can enhance camera view of Google Glass from 54.8 degrees horizontally and 42.5 degrees vertically a dramatic 109.8 degrees horizontally and 57.8 degrees vertically. Read More…

Amputee gets a gesture controlled robotic prosthetic arm

Johns Hopkins University Myo controlled prosthetic arm

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have used the awesome muscle sensing Myo armband to control a robotic prosthetic arm – turning the prosthetic arm into a gesture controlled arm that works without electronics. Using the prosthetic arm and the Myo armband, patients can control the arm as they think.  A pair of Myo armbands is used on the upper arm, which detects electric impulses in the arm muscles to wirelessly transmit them to a computer nearby. The computer understands these movements and commands the connected prosthetic arm to execute the task. Watch Myo controlled prosthetic arm in action below.  Read More…

Microsoft Band 2 is slimmer, curvier and more fitness oriented

Microsoft Band 2

Alongside other devices such as Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft unveiled its refined Microsoft Band. Microsoft Band 2 which is the next version of the Microsoft Band we saw a few months back. The new model has a curved AMOLED display capped Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Designed to promote people to live healthier, the Microsoft Band 2 tracks heart rate, exercise regime, calories data and sleep quality to help wearer achieve their fitness goal. The Band also allows the wearer to be productive and send or receive emails and text and check for calendar alerts right on the wrist. Read More…

WorldBeing wristband tracks your daily carbon footprints

Layer WorldBeing wristband tracks carbon footprint

We all want to make a change, but don’t know where to start. To help you take the first step towards environmental upkeep, Layer has conceptualized a wristband that helps track your daily carbon footprints.  Called the WorldBeing, it comprises of a wristband and an integrated app. The wearable is self directed – it tracks an individual’s carbon usage and empowers the user to make better decisions. Read More…

Google Life Sciences team is developing wearable glucose monitor for diabetics

Dexcom Google Life Science working on wearable glucose monitor

Picture of Dexcom’s currently available glucose monitor

Google Life Sciences division, now officially a standalone subsidiary of Alphabet, has been in the news for developing smart contact lens to measure glucose levels in diabetes patients. Now, just days after becoming a subsidiary of Alphabet, Life Sciences division has partnered with Dexcom to develop new products for people with diabetes, including a wearable and disposable glucose monitoring device. The new device in works will be connected to the Cloud and is said to be the size of a bandage. Read More…

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…

This in-ear wearable lets women know when it’s best time to conceive

Yono fertility in-ear device

In today’s competitive world we live a life overrun by stress which leads to a common problem of difficulty in conceiving a child. To improve their chances of getting pregnant, women around the world have been trying everything from bizarre rituals to smartphone apps that act like ovulation calculator, menstrual calendar, fertility chart and period trackers. But, let’s face it, these apps are not easy to use; there is a lot of patience and discipline required. In order to save the fairer sex from the unwanted hassle, YONO Labs, has come up with an in-ear wearable device that helps women understand their ovulation cycles, so that one’s fertility window can be easily predicted. Read More…

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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This is what you should know about the rumored Apple Watch 2

Apple Watch 2

It’s been under two months you’ve worn the prized Apple Watch on your wrist and already the rumors suggest Apple is working on second generation wearable – they love to call the Apple Watch 2. Apple Watch is just been made available for sale on Apple Store, and the reported update has it that Apple Watch 2 is scheduled for 2016 debut with a host of new features, but a similar one day charge battery. Listed below are all these new suggested features that you should be familiar with. Read More…

Researchers developing brain-controlled HMD eyewear for AR applications

HMD by korean reaseachers

A virtual reality environment where your thoughts are transformed into the intended moment like running or grabbing something. The idea sounds pretty novel, but very hard to implement since it requires complex sensors and hardware that can track the brain and muscle signals very precisely and then translate it into the required action. This reduces the delay of mimicking the moment, just like some of the exoskeletons shown in the movie Avatar.
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