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XelfleX smart fabric means motion sensors without the gadgets

XelfleX smart fabric means motion sensors without the gadgets | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Smart clothing doesn't have to mean dresses covered in LEDs. It can be much more useful than that. The futuristic smart fabric XelfleX is a superb example of a wearable that doesn't involve strapping gadgets to your body.

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XelfleX suit could be a great fit for motion capture for film, gaming and VR.

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PCB007 Highly-accurate Biometric Data Drives Wearable Tech

PCB007 Highly-accurate Biometric Data Drives Wearable Tech | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
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In 2014, Valencell saw a staggering demand for its PerformTek biometric technology, with a 300% increase in licensing partners Additionally, the company has expanded into the gaming and first responder/military markets, where highly-accurate biometric data is also in high demand.  - "The wearable industry is approaching a turning point. With more and more new products being introduced in a variety of form factors, consumers are left with many choices and limited information about what works best," said Michael Dering, CEO of Valencell. "Over time, we predict the products that provide the most accurate, comprehensive data will be the wearables that consumers will choose."

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Intel wants to put the smart into your smartwatch with data, analytics and chips

Intel wants to put the smart into your smartwatch with data, analytics and chips | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Intel may be late to the IoT game but it's working hard to catch up, emphasizing its data centers and analytics offerings as much as its chips.
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Not surprisingly, then, the IoT markets Intel chose to highlight put less of a priority on low power and more on processing data, an area where Intel excels. Intel used the event to launch a new IoT gateway, a device that will take in data from embedded sensors and devices and feed data to Intel’s data center chips and services

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Be-Bound®'s curator insight, December 12, 5:00 AM

Maybe late in the game, but catching up fast and putting the emphasis on processor, what they know best. Intel will be in the near future a player to count on as far as IoT is concerned.

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$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Allwinner unveiled a $6 "H3" SoC targeting $35 to $50 OTT STBs, featuring four Cortex-A7 cores, a Mali-400 GPU, 4K HDMI output, and 5MP camera support.
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The quad-core H3 is designed for affordable 4K OTT (over-the-top) set-top boxes (STBs), especially in its home turf of China, and sells for only $6 in volume. The targeted devices are so-called “OTT” STBs, which differ from traditional STBs in that they offer Internet access, and differ from streaming media players in that they add broadcast and cable TV services and feature content protection.

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Wearable device improves basketball shooting skills

Wearable device improves basketball shooting skills | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
ShotTracker has three pieces, a net sensor, a wearable that slides into a wristband or compression sleeve, and an app that records all the action on court

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For the next wanna be Michael Jordan / Larry Bird

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Linx IAS™ — Sports Impact Monitor

The complete system to monitor sports head impact, born from the industry leader in sensor technology to measure concussive forces. For more information, vis...

Via Julian Chua
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Potential concussion awareness technology, small and provides incidence tracking for sports.  A truly useful wearable technology that can save lives.

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How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - Infographic

How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - Infographic | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
[infographic] 30 examples on how Google Glasses can be used in the 21st Century classroom. Click here for a larger version. By www.OpenColleges.edu.au

Via Nikolas Daras
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Teachers thinking on how to use wearables like Glass - interesting

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How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law

How your Fitbit data can and will be used against you in a court of law | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
A legal case in Canada is breaking new ground by using data collected from a Fitbit to assess the relative fitness of a person making an injury claim. The law firm representing the claimant is hoping to…

Via Anne Bartlett-Bragg
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There is likely more to be said about wearables and healthcare and legal access to the information

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Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, November 23, 7:15 PM

Now this is something that needs to be addressed fairly quickly!! We're already becoming more savvy about our data usage on social networks - but even more personal will be our health related data from our wearable devices!!

Sue Walsh's curator insight, November 24, 6:04 PM

As more and more of us wear devices that record our activity, and the more invasive the data becomes (heart rate, BP, activity, sleep patterns, location) ... the bigger this issue becomes. Interesting!

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BitBite: Lose Weight & Improve Your Eating Habits

BitBite: Lose Weight & Improve Your Eating Habits | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
BitBite is the first wearable device that helps you lose weight and improve your eating habits.

Via Sweat&Fuel
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An indiegogo project, we'll have to see how this actually works over the long term with users

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Sweat&Fuel's curator insight, November 30, 4:37 AM

The idea is very cool, not sure how I feel about the execution.

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Luxottica signs deal with Intel to develop hi-tech glasses

Luxottica signs deal with Intel to develop hi-tech glasses | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica is joining forces with U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp to develop glasses that combine its top fashion brands with technology that could allow wearers to access information
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Luxottica's brands include Ray Ban, Oakley and Persol, while it has licenses to use brands including Chanel and Tiffany. Earlier this year, Intel teamed up with watch retailer Fossil Group and fashion brand Opening Ceremony to develop wearable devices such as fashion bracelets with communications features and wireless charging.

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Are body cameras for officers worth the investment?

Are body cameras for officers worth the investment? | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., calls for all officers to utilize wearable cameras have gained new popularity. Jim Axelrod reports on the cost and controversy over the new technology.
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Pros: Costs are lower to deploy the technology than paying out for complaints.  Cons: potential technological issues that officers may have to contend with as a part of the maintaining the devices. Only time from the pilots will tell if the latter is a significant issues 

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Parker Cherlin's curator insight, December 6, 7:18 PM

One question people need to ask themselves after the Garner incident is even if a violation is recorded, does that matter?  One of the biggest issues from all of this is that it creates/adds to a police culture of street justice and invincibility.  

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Amazon Upgrades Fulfillment Centers With 15,000 Robots

Amazon Upgrades Fulfillment Centers With 15,000 Robots | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Amazon announced the launch of its new robot-driven, eighth-generation fulfillment centers. There are ten locations in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Washington with 15,000 robots.
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The robots are Kiva robots, which came to Amazon courtesy of the company’s $775 million acquisition of Kiva Systems in 2012.

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Microsoft Adding Wearable to Xbox One in 2015

Microsoft Adding Wearable to Xbox One in 2015 | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The Xbox One already has a significant amount of health and fitness related features thanks to the optimal Kinect motion tracker. But could Microsoft be planning to release new fitness tech? Apparently so, in the form of a wearables.
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The new technology is speculated for a 2015 release alongside other new products developed by the software giant. Joe Officer, the lead Xbox One component supplier at Exertis, has told PCR that “these will be linked to the Xbox One which has loads of health and fitness apps already in it. Add that to real time heart rate monitors, health bands, scales and video sensors and users will have day in, day out, real time monitoring of themselves.”

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How Wearables Are Changing The Workplace

How Wearables Are Changing The Workplace | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Research last year by Credit Suisse called wearable tech “the next big thing” and predicted the industry was set to grow from around $3 billion to $5 billion today to $50 billion within five years. Wearable technology is an up and coming trend.  You may have heard of popular of wearable [...]
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Accenture chimes in with their take on wearables

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High-Tech Meets High Fashion: The New Look of Wearable Technology

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: The New Look of Wearable Technology | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable tech is getting a high-design makeover.
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“Silicon Valley has this misconception that if the technical feature is well-built enough, consumers will lap it up, no matter what it looks like. This is not the case,” adds Kate Unsworth, founder and CEO of Kovert Designs, a London-based startup that’s launching sleek, smart jewelry in time for the holidays. “Ever seen a smartwatch on the Champs-Élysées?”  - Unsworth is alluding to the aesthetic shortcomings of early wearable gadgets: Bulky, squared off, masculine and plastic-y, they were not likely to find valuable wrist real estate (or face real estate, in the case of Google Glass) among image-conscious consumers.

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Cicret wristband turns your arm into a touch screen

Cicret wristband turns your arm into a touch screen | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
With wearables gaining some traction, smartphones and tablets are by no means the only mobile devices around nowadays. Now, though, Cicret is looking to take things a step farther and turn your ar...
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It should be interesting to see if the Cicret Bracelet can improve on the technology, to make something we'd actually want to use.

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Encouraging People to Wear Wearable Technology

Encouraging People to Wear Wearable Technology | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The next months could well see wearables enter the mainstream consciousness like never before. And yet, wearable technology is not without its critics.
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Balanced article making good points, - Going forward, developers must ensure that they are designing wearable technology that looks and feels more like consumers’ existing devices, while also adding genuinely practical new features that simply can’t be found anywhere else.

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AMIOS's curator insight, December 8, 10:01 AM

Ou l'expérience utilisateur

Jean-Christophe Gilquin's curator insight, December 8, 11:18 AM

Proposer de la customisation et du design pour les wearables et offrir des fonctionnalités spécifiques que d'autres device ne proposent pas déja pour inciter les consommateurs à utiliser les wearables et objets connectéés.

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Leatt Coolit Evaporative Cooling Vest - Reviews

Leatt Coolit Evaporative Cooling Vest - Reviews | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Leatt Coolit Evaporative Cooling Vest posted in Products-Riding Apparel-Under Garments: COOLIT EVAPORATIVE COOLING VESTS & TEES Supercharge your body’s natural cooling system. At Leatt® we take pride in our safety products, and as riders and racers ourselves, we also know there is a need for some performance enhancing products. The Coolit vests and Coolit tees are our first combination performance enhancing/safety products. Riders need to stay cool while riding. As your core temperatur...

Via Julian Chua
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The Leatt Coolit Vest employs the simple heat transfer principles of conduction and convection to accomplish cooling the rider.  Hyperkewl fabric in the vest stores the water and uses a proprietary chemical formulation to control evaporation, resulting in 10-15°F vest temperatures cooler than ambient air according to Techniche International (the inventor).  Leatt advertises a 15-20°F cooler feeling with the Hyperkewl fabric incorporated into the vest.  The vest is worn directly against the skin allowing body heat to be transferred into the vest via conduction.  The water in the vest evaporates over time via convection, providing a cooling sensation for the rider.  Leatt claims the vest is capable of cooling for one to six hours depending on weather conditions.

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California hospital’s patient safety protocols now require a wearable

California hospital’s patient safety protocols now require a wearable | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it

A California hospital has begun requiring certain patients use a wearable remote patient monitoring device in order to comply with internal patient safety protocols


Via Philippe Marchal/Pharma Hub, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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The wearable notifies nurses and doctors when the patient needs to be turned to avoid pressure ulcers

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Smart glasses: data in your face

Smart glasses: data in your face | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
WHILE we await the arrival of Google Glass in Australia, other companies are getting in first with their own smart glasses — and, in fact, are starting to leave Google behind.

Via Anne Bartlett-Bragg
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Intersecting with other technologies is how Glass-like technologies are being adapted

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Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, December 2, 6:04 PM

While the detractors of Google Glass are reporting their demise - there's some really interesting research being done using other wearable devices!! 

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Qardio | QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Qardio | QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Qardio is a technology company making heart health monitoring easier and better for everyone. Our medical devices are based on proprietary technologies and are beautifully designed, with incredible attention to detail, to fit effortlessly into everyday life, making healthcare easier and more personal

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Sweat&Fuel's curator insight, November 20, 7:26 PM

The most pleasant looking blood pressure monitor I've seen. My flatmate used to keep his readings on a google doc taken from a bulky Boots monitor - this is so much neater!

I'd prefer it to be USB chargeable though?

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Jewelers Enter the Wearable Technology Market

Jewelers Enter the Wearable Technology Market | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
Wearable devices like fitness trackers or Wi-Fi-enabled spectacles are competing with traditional jewels for space on the body.
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Now wearables are getting a bit more stylish, a few examples to look at, a new term to consider , "smart jewels" 

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Intel helps Stephen Hawking speak up

Intel helps Stephen Hawking speak up | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The tech giant spent three years collaborating with the renowned scientist on his new communication platform.
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Intel -- looking to give the renowned British scientist a new voice -- worked with Hawking for three years to give him a new communication platform -- called ACAT, or Assistive Context Aware Toolkit -- that is twice as fast as his old system.  The Intel platform will become available for free to researchers and developers next month, with the hope that it could become the foundation for a modern communication system to help people with motor neuron diseases and quadriplegia. Intel's new toolkit can be customized for different users, and be enabled by touch, eye blinks, eyebrow movements or other inputs for communication.  "The development of this system has the potential to improve the lives of disabled people around the world," Hawking said in a statement, " and is leading the way in terms of human interaction and the ability to overcome communication boundaries that once stood in the way."

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Google’s newest Glass patent reveals a slimmer, less awkward design

Google’s newest Glass patent reveals a slimmer, less awkward design | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
It appears they'll be easier on the eyes.
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This is the latest in a string of design patents that Google has been awarded over the last year, as the company tries to move Glass from the experimental stage into a more consumer-friendly product. 

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The White House Wants to Spend Millions Putting Body Cameras on Cops

The White House Wants to Spend Millions Putting Body Cameras on Cops | Wearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot) | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has proposed setting aside $263 million to improve law enforcement training and fund the purchase of 50,000 body worn cameras for police officers.
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Now wearables being mandated for law enforcement

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