Tagged: Wearables

French tattoo artist inks people with his customized prosthetic arm

Prosthetic tattoo arm for JC Sheitan Tenet

Prosthetics have taken a huge leap in the last few years and the coming future is bright for such bionic body parts that are now heading towards drastic evolution. A future that is reminiscent of movies like Terminator Genesis. We have seen a lot of prosthetic arms and hands in the past, but this one is different from the league. Meet tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet from France who is now the world’s first amputee to get a prosthetic tattoo arm. After having lost his arm in childhood, Tenet is one lucky chap with an artificial arm that looks straight out from a Sci-Fi movie.
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Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities are worth it

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While Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 is meant for the serious fitness freaks, the company has an accessory for casual fitness lovers too. Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds look funky, but are they good enough for the price? Well, that you’ll have to decide after reading about these earbuds meant for urban lifestyle. Unlike the Earity wireless earbuds, these are compact and well designed, but not as compact as the Earin wireless earbuds. IconX earbuds play music, act as your personal coach, monitor your heartbeat, count the calories burnt and counts your runs/steps. So, Samsung is clearly offering an accessory that assists in most of your daily life chores.
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Zenta biometric band manages stress and happiness for emotional wellbeing

Vinaya Zenta biometric band

In the data-driven world, where even slightest of your personal time is spent amid notifications and messages; the idea of re-establishing a connection with self is lost somewhere. Result – a lot of stress, anxiety and unhappiness. To correct this and to let people have a sense of emotional wellbeing through a wearable device; London-based design house Vinaya has launched Zenta – world’s first wearable biometric band for emotional wellbeing. The wearable is designed to help an individual understand his/her behavioral pattern and then share the same in the form of art. Vinaya calls this art from as Biometric Art and informs that these would be featured at the Art Basel this year. Read More…

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard tech lets you control smart-devices with hand gestures

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard

In spring 2017, Levis would be releasing its commuter jacket that integrates Google’s Jacquard technology. The sleeves of this jacket turns into touch-sensitive panel and lets commuters control their electronic devices, access navigation prompts, information about nearby places, answer calls, change music etc. by gesturally touching jacket’s sleeve. Jacquard, developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Progress (ATAP) wing, was first revealed at Google’s I/O development conference in May last year, and now it has found its way into textile industry. ATAP wing is the one working on radar-assisted sensors to translate hand movements to set of commands for electronic devices. Read More…

Thin Ice clothing line assures rapid weight loss without any workout

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A startup has pitched a clothing line on crowdfunding website Indiegogo and claims that it can help you lose fat just by wearing Jacket, pants, socks, undershirt or specially designed sole for shoes. The maker explains that the project ‘Thin Ice’ tricks the body to burn more calories by lowering temperature of the body using special chips embedded in the clothing line. The apparel uses patent-pending technology wherein thermo receptors of body sense reduction in body temperature. To maintain body temperature, mind boosts metabolism to produce more heat, resulting in burning of more calories. Thin Ice boasts burning 500-1,000 calories per day by simply wearing one of these accessories. Read More…

Google’s Daydream VR motion controller to be shipped this fall

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Daydream – Google’s Android –powered VR platform announced at the I/O conference has raised hopes of consumers who want to have refined experience of virtual world. This fall, the world awaits smartphones that support all Daydream features. But in the meanwhile, a motion controller with the headset wear has made people curious what it actually does. We already know about Google’s ‘Cardboard’ and existing VR platform, but new motion controller sounds interesting. Read More…

Pilot – Waverly Lab’s real-time foreign language translator fits in your ear

pilot device

Waverly Labs has launched its latest innovation the Pilot – a pair of earbuds that can fit inside the human ear and translate foreign languages in real time with only a trivial lag. Two people who don’t have a common language to communicate can easily talk to each other with Pilot. Information about the technology is thin on ground as the company didn’t tell anything except that it uses “translation technology” with an embedded application. Of course, it does, but we were looking for some more details. Facts hint at something similar to Microsoft owned Skype Translator that is already offering similar service in voice and video calls. But this time, the technology can fit in your ear. Read More…

Learn to play piano and drums in augmented reality with Teach-U: VR

Teach U VR

In today’s busy life gadgets, especially wearables loaded with VR applications can be a really helpful. Another example of virtual reality coming to the fore to teach students how to play musical instruments, and a deeper understanding of music itself has surfaced. Teach-U: VR pitches to improve creativity of students by giving them a virtual teacher capable of making them learn music. All this from the comforts of their school lab without the need to go to a specialist in musical instruments or in this case a music teacher. That is what inspired NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi to develop Teach-U: VR, a virtual reality application which helps young students learn music.
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Garmin Vivomove is classic analog watch with smart health and fitness tracking

Garmin Vivomove Watch

Garmin has been making headway into the fashion forward wearable market, and proof of it came with their announcement of Vivofit fitness tracker and Vivoactive HR activity tracker cum heart rate monitor. Now yet another announcement confirms Garmin’s stance on accessories that have form-factor and function aptly designed keeping in mind the requirement of urban users. They have revealed the Vivomove analog watch that comes with activity tracking functions. Preserving the essence of a classic analog watch, the wearable does things like analyzing your sleep, counting the steps, counting calories and keeping you motivated towards achieving prime health.
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Shock Clock electroshocks you to wake up in the morning

Shock Clock wearable

One common problem that we all face in the morning is getting out of the bed. In that dozed phase, nothing seems more important than nestling in the cozy comfort and losing yourself into sleep again. You can have alarms to wake yourself up in the morning, but you also have the option to shut it down or hit the snooze button. Nobody, but you can stop yourself from ignoring the alarm. That however could change with the Shock Clock by Pavlok Shock Clock, currently up on Indiegogo for funding.
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