Tagged: Wearables

Unique material will protect soldiers from chemical weapons

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Military personnel involved in missions in adulterated environments are in grave demand of breathable clothing, which is lightweight yet very effective. While current military gear is heavy and does not meet the critical demand to perfection, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California have developed a highly breathable fabric that is more breathable and lightweight. Made to be used in military uniforms, the material is just like a second skin that can even protect a person from viruses and chemical weapons. Read More…

Xiaomi launches Mi VR Play headset, going out to beta testers for 15 cents

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After creating a buzz with competitively priced smartphones, Chinese tech company Xiaomi is venturing into other fields. Recently, Xiaomi launched its first laptop after having debuted a foldable cycle and a Segway-styled self-balancing scooter. With the idea to broaden its product line, Xiaomi announced the Mi VR Play recently. Not anywhere close to the Oculus Rift to say, Mi VR Play is an entry level virtual reality headset and is designed to create a new budget niche for VR headsets. Read More…

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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LifeBEAM Vi headphones can coach you to fitness with AI

LifeBeam Vi earbuds

World of fitness trackers is still in its infancy. While there are endless fitness tracking devices out there, a smart coach that can entice you to push that extra bit for fitness is still not where it should be. You know we all need to be pushed for fitness, else we are too lazy. This is where wireless Vi headphones comes in. Developed by LifeBEAM, that considers picking data from the ear more accurate than from the wrist, Vi is a pair of biosensing earbuds bundled with logic artificial intelligence app, fitness tracking and coaching ability.   Read More…

BauBax Apparels – Clothing wirelessly charges your gadgets without any hassle

Baubax wireless charging apparel

More often than not you find yourself stuffing things in pockets of your clothing, and then later on searching them with the hand. These days everyone wants to have clothing which can accommodate things in an organized manner and also do much more than that. Seattle based startup BauBax has got a very interesting line of clothing for all you out there. Clothing that can charge all your modern day gadgets wirelessly. The company has over a dozen wearable technology embedded clothing products right from jackets to wallets which wirelessly charge your smartphone, smartwatch and other compatible devices.
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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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Women becomes first to be fitted with hearing aid that connects to smartphone

Internet-enabled hearing aid

Melbourne-based Aneta Gorelik was diagnosed with hearing loss due to nerve damage about 10 years ago. Since, the 30-year-old, mother of one, has been avoiding a hearing aid because of the stigma associated with it. Now, by adopting the internet-enabled Oticon Opn hearing aid, Aneta has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a hearing aid that connects to the smartphone and other gadgets over Bluetooth. In addition to connecting to mobile devices, doorbells or fire alarms, the nifty hearing aid can also double as headphones or Bluetooth earpiece. Read More…

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…