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Fashion meets tech at CES 2020

Fashion meets tech at CES 2020

From tiredness-detecting driving glasses to shin guards that judge the performance of footballers — we've come a long way since the early days of the pulse-measuring smartwatch. Some of the very latest innovations in the burgeoning wearable tech sector were on display...

Wearable tech expands all over the body

Wearable tech expands all over the body

Pregnant women could monitor the health of their fetus with prototype smart clothing from Canadian startup Myant, part of a new class of textile-based wearable tech on display at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas From tiredness-detecting driving glasses...

Dressed to connect: wearable tech expands all over the body

Dressed to connect: wearable tech expands all over the body

Las Vegas (AFP) - From tiredness-detecting driving glasses to shin guards that judge the performance of footballers -- we've come a long way since the early days of the pulse-measuring smart watch. Some of the very latest innovations in the burgeoning wearable tech...

The 5 most important things that happened at CES 2020

The 5 most important things that happened at CES 2020

With thousands of new products shouting for your attention, you can easily miss the bigger takeaways at CES. Recognizing the trends that develop and will impact the future is one of the most valuable things about the show. And since technology now touches more aspects...

The 5 biggest tech trends from CES 2020

The 5 biggest tech trends from CES 2020

From high-tech food to folding computers to upgrading your health to a prototype city of the future, these trends mattered. With thousands of new products shouting for your attention, you can easily miss the bigger takeaways at CES. Recognizing the trends that develop...

Your Earbuds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Blood Pressure

Your Earbuds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Blood Pressure

Over the past few years, it’s clear that wearable makers are setting their sights beyond heart rate tracking. More smartwatches and fitness trackers sport SpO2 sensors, for example, as a means of either monitoring for sleep apnea or keeping tabs on stress. But if...

Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020

Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020

Could the future of fitness AirPod competitors be stress management? Valencell's tech is ready for heart-rate sensing earbuds coming this year. There's one big health measurement that's really important, yet keeps eluding wearable tech: blood pressure. I measure my...

Why this time is different for wearables

Why this time is different for wearables

I heard a great podcast discussion with Andreessen Horowitz’s Vijay Pande a few weeks ago on why this time is different for wearables and it’s worth diving into this topic a bit further. The discussion centered around what’s different about wearables now vs. when...

High Blood Pressure is a Global Health Tragedy

High Blood Pressure is a Global Health Tragedy

It’s common knowledge that high blood pressure is not good for your health and the statistics show either you have high blood pressure or you know someone who does. However, as I’ve been diving into the research recently, I was really struck by the magnitude and...

The Evolution of Hearables: Past, Present and Future

The Evolution of Hearables: Past, Present and Future

Consumers have come to expect more from their wearable devices and as the markets for hearables and hearing health devices continue to grow, biometrics have become essential. There are numerous emerging use cases for biometric hearables as a result of the ongoing...

What are biometric parameters and why do they matter?

What are biometric parameters and why do they matter?

Biometric parameters are the hidden gems found in leading biometric sensor technology that don’t get much attention but hold a great deal of potential for next-generation wearables and hearables. As background, one of the reasons PPG sensor technology has come to...

Wearables in Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Challenges

Wearables in Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Challenges

Wearables have shown the potential to significantly impact the data available for clinical trials and medical researchers in numerous ways. While the quality and efficacy of these devices can vary, the sensor technologies in these devices have evolved to meet the...