Embrace+, a wearable tech bracelet, alerts users to smartphone notifications "through a combination of visual and tactile cues."
Anne Egros's insight:
Wearable Tech Bracelet :
I think it is an innovation that is designed to last. I am wearing my Nike+ Fuelband to track my daily exercise level and it does increase my motivation to beat my goals everyday. It is fun and I can sync it on my iphone and eventually share with Facebook friends. I think I can give some credit to this gadget for my recent weight loss (exercise+ healthy food= fitness)
For the smartphone bracelet, I am not thinking about getting emails or tweets alerts, we got enough with sounds and vibrations from our phone, but why not using this bracelet with apps for medical applications ? It could warn people before an epilepsy attack or detect your glucose and insulin levels, monitors your heart rate, all with non invasive sensors in your bracelet. A tool for the deaf ? A support for edely people to remind them to take their medications or send a SMS to a care giver if they fell on the floor for example ?