Tagged: wearable

The new Pebble Time smartwatch comes with color e-paper display

Pebble Time smartwatch

It was about two years ago in 2012 when the first smartwatch by Pebble was launched that took the world with surprise. Well, the innovative team is back with their third-generation smartwatch that comes with a new color e-paper display and microphone for responding to notifications. Called Pebble Time, the smartwatch features a slimmer body and is the first to include a color e-paper screen. Easy to read and always-on, perfect for displaying incoming notifications and your favorite watchface, the color e-paper screen of the Pebble Time is the most impressive feature of the smartwatch. Looks like Pebble are betting on this feature to compete with the like of Apple watch and other smartwatch manufacturers.
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Touchpoint 2.0 – Touch enabled winter gloves as smart as your phone

Touchpoint 2 leather gloves

How many times has it happened that you have to use your phone in the chilling winter and it just kills you to move those fingers over the touchscreen. Under normal circumstances you wouldn’t expect your smartphone to respond well to the touch of a glove because it is not meant to do so. Even if it does, then the experience won’t be that smooth. Now you might have got an idea of what’s coming your way. A smart glove that is NFC enabled and makes using your smartphone in the cold a very pleasing experience.

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The Momento Pearl: World’s first smart pearl comes embedded with NFC chip

The Momento Pearl by Galatea

Galatea of San Dimas, California is well known for its beautiful and unusual jewelry collections. Founded by award winning Vietnamese-American jeweler Chi Huynh in 1994, the artistic collections rely upon pearls and other gemstones that have been transformed by the patented and proprietary processes of the company. Well, taking their designer jewelry to a whole new level, Galatea have unveiled The Momento Pearl, which is claimed to be the world’s first Smart Pearl. Combining jewelry with ground-breaking technology, the Smart Pearl aims to add a human touch to these stones.
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Skin embracing wearable that generates electricity by muscle movement

triboelectric sensor

Wearables that are self-powered and make use of natural sources of energy are in demand, and for obvious reasons. Current age wearables require power sources that are lighter, thinner and flexible enough to fit inside the complex form-factor of wearable devices. Keeping that in mind, the National University of Singapore has developed a wearable device that is powered by muscle movement, and measures just the equivalent of a postage-stamp. It is capable of generating 90 volts of voltage just by gentle touch of a finger.
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Self powered wearable armband sounds alarm in case of fever

self-powered fever alarm armband

Researchers at University of Tokyo have developed a smart wearable device that sounds an alarm when the wearer runs a fever. Named Fever Alarm, the self-powered armband comes with a silicone solar panel and a thermal sensor to detect body temperature of the wearer ranging between 36.5C and 38.5C. Thus, the wearable can sound the alarm when wearer’s body temperature either falls one degree than the average of 37C or rises high than it. Besides incorporating a silicone solar panel, the fever alarm armband is packed with a piezoelectric speaker, temperature sensor and an organic power supply circuit.
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Dole Wearable Banana – World’s first eatable wearable for Tokyo Marathon 2015

Wearable banana Tokoyo Marathon 2015

The world of wearable technology is dominated by gadgets that aim to make your life better, give you up-to-date information on your fitness regimes or simply provide notifications from your mobile devices. But nothing can be as surprising as an edible wearable! Dole, the sponsors of Japan’s largest city marathon every year since 2008, the Tokyo Marathon, has come-up with a wearable banana!
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SenSei Glove aids blind people in sensing obstacles for easier commuting

SenSei Glove Nottingham University

Life is not easy when you have to spend whole of it not being able to see what’s around you. Many technologies have aimed to cure or get around this problem, but a very few have been close to curing it completely. The best approach is to develop alternative methods by which blindness can be countered. And what better than wearable technology. SenSei Glove developed by management students, Raivat Luthura and Serkan Oztas, from Nottingham University aims to help blind people by sensing the proximity of objects for safe navigation.
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Replica of Master Chief Motorcycle helmet is both street-legal and functional

Master Chief Motorcycle helmet by Neca

Neca, Video game toys and Collectibles Company have released a road ready and fashionable modular helmet that is inspired from Halo’s star fictional character, Master Chief and is detailed replica of the headgear. Both futuristic and functional, the Master Chief Motorcycle helmet is modeled exactly like the one that main lead wears in the series of science fiction first-person shooter video games. The headgear comes with a street-legal design and has been approved by the Department of Transportation in the United States.
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Neptune Duo: A wearable for your wrist along with a Pocket Screen

Neptune Duo

Remember Neptune Pine smartwatch, a smartphone for your wrist unveiled about a year ago? Well, the company is back again with their second wearable in the form of Neptune Duo which is a completely new concept that is made up of two devices. One part is the wearable wristband which is referred as Hub whereas the second part is smartphone-like gadget which is called the Pocket Screen. The Hub comes with a 2.4 inch curved display and is designed to accomplish most of the work by itself. However, for tasks that requires a bigger screen there is the Pocket Screen which has a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display.
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View Master gets augmented reality makeover courtesy Mattel-Google collaboration

Mattel View Master Google Cardboard

The iconic View-Master toy that was one of the most tech savvy attempts towards virtual reality has unearthed like a phoenix at the New York World’s Fair. Mattel and Google have partnered to make the new age View-Master virtual reality gadget for kids that gives them a very basic peek into the world of augmented reality. Integrating with the Google Cardboard technology, this HUD is tailor-made for kids in the age group of 7 or less.
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