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Biomarkers Analysis Services - InsideTracker

Biomarkers Analysis Services - InsideTracker | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Gil Blander, the founder of InsideTracker, has done extensive research into biological markers in the blood. Unlike genetics, these “biomarkers” are dynamic and can be modulated by simple interventions such as diet, supplementation, exercise, and lifestyle changes. From a small blood sample, InsideTracker is able to generate uniquely personal recommendations to optimize your wellness and performance.

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Snapchat unveils $130 connected sunglasses and rebrands as Snap, Inc.

Snapchat unveils $130 connected sunglasses and rebrands as Snap, Inc. | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Snapchat's first hardware product is coming to the market sooner than anyone expected. The company said tonight that it will sell Spectacles, a set of connected sunglasses that record 10-second snippets of video, for $130 sometime this fall. It also rebranded itself as Snap, Inc. — a reflection of a fact that the company now makes more than its flagship app, co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal.

Olivier Janin's insight:

Will Spectacle Sunglasses be main stream ? I would say potentially yes (let's check it on Summer 2017).

Anyway the product already made the job as a marketing asset to support SNAP brand repositionning.

 

A Company should worry. It's the Swedish company that released "Narrative Clip" in 2014, this small camera that automatically take a picture every 5 minutes to generate your personal diary within a community ecosystem. 

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Projet Jacquard: La veste intelligente de Google et Levi's 

Projet Jacquard: La veste intelligente de Google et Levi's  | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Bridging the physical and digital.

 

La veste en jean Levi’s équipée de la technologie Jacquard et baptisée Commuter X a été officiellement présentée lors de la conférence “Bridging the physical and digital. Imagine the possibilities.”

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Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things [MARKET STUDY]

Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things [MARKET STUDY] | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearable technology has evolved the way people interact with their environment. Learn more about how and when wearables are going to be integrated in life.
Olivier Janin's insight:

The report captures the opinion of 5.000 consumers from U.K., U.S., China, South Korea, Brazil and the findings are interesting. 

Read also the Key findings here.

 

 

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Xiaomi released Mi Bunny, a Smart Watch for Kids

Xiaomi released Mi Bunny, a Smart Watch for Kids | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

The Smart watch features GPS function, vocal msg, emojis messages, alert buttons.  

On the parent side, the mobile App helps you track your kids positioning all day long..

SRP : $59 

Olivier Janin's insight:

Off course, we all want our kids to be safe. 

But psychological studies seem to suggest that parental monitoring of children can cause a number of developmental problems: lower self-esteem, antisocial behavior, indecisiveness, or anxiety, among others.

 

On this topic, read also :

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This 'e-skin' could be the smartwatch of the future

This 'e-skin' could be the smartwatch of the future | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Who needs bulky bands when you can project information right on your hand?
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The concept of e-Skin is interesting but it seems to me that we are far from any real usability. 

Of course it displays the SpO2 in real time, but there is no info on how will the real skin exactly react to this. 

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This CEO pays workers up to $500 to sleep 

This CEO pays workers up to $500 to sleep  | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Creating a culture that encourages workers to get more sleep can be a boon to your business, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini tells CNBC.
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  • Duke University made a study on Aetna's coprorate wellness program. 
  • it shows a gain of productivity of 69 min a month per worker.
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Graphene proves a perfect fit for wearable devices

Graphene proves a perfect fit for wearable devices | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Cheap, flexible, wireless graphene communication devices such as mobile phones and healthcare monitors can be directly printed into clothing and even skin, University of Manchester academics have demonstrated.
Olivier Janin's insight:

As a product designer, I feel these research are opening up high valuable paths to embed flexible screens in an intricated intimacy with human body and fashion clothes.

Yet is their availability for mass market still unknown. 


Read also the complete scientific report on Nature : "Highly Flexible and Conductive Printed Graphene for Wireless Wearable Communications Applications"

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Anne-Caroline's curator insight, April 7, 3:38 AM
Graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, is perfect for the wearables market because of its broad range of superlative qualities.
Guillaume Buc's curator insight, July 24, 8:06 AM
The promise of Graphene and 2D materials for wearables and electronics that can be shaped at will. A few - not unsignificant - steps are still to be made to establish biocompatibility and mass production capability,  but the technology is fascinating.
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Using Deep Learning to do Real-Time Scoring in Practical Applications…

This talk covers 4 configurations of deep learning to solve different types of application needs. Also, strategies for speed up and real-time scoring are disc…
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DARPA's researchers predict that in 2045 we will use our thoughts to control our environment.

DARPA's researchers predict that in 2045 we will use our thoughts to control our environment. | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

The world is going to be a very different place in 2045.

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.

Olivier Janin's insight:

Watch also the Darpa's video series called "Forward to the Future".

it stages researchers like Dr Justin Sanchez, Neurotechnologist, who predicts that in 2045 we will just use our thoughts to control our environment.


Watch also the conference that Dr Sanchez held in June 2015.

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Jaguar XE | Biometrics - The Science behind excitment

Jaguar XE | Biometrics - The Science behind excitment | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

To measure the effects of performance on the human body, four test subjects took part in an exclusive experiment - XE Biometrics. With wearable tech scanning their vitals, a professional driver pushed their senses to the limit, measuring their reactions as they took to the test track in the Jaguar XE S.

Olivier Janin's insight:

A very compelling vision of physiological wearable sensing technologies.  It would be nice to get the Dashboard of the results. 

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A Smartphone in Your Bag May Be Able to Track Your Heart

A Smartphone in Your Bag May Be Able to Track Your Heart | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.
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Called Biophone, this research project is led by Rosalind Picard's Affective Computing Departement at the MIT Medialab in Boston.


Biophone is exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart and breathing rates, even if the devices are in your pockets or bags.


The idea is to rely on a phone's accelerometer and gyroscope to pick up even small vibrations and body movements that come from your heart beating and from the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe.

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Biophone is exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart and breathing rates, even if the devices are in your pockets or bags.


The idea is to rely on a phone's accelerometer and gyroscope to pick up even small vibrations and body movements that come from your heart beating and from the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe.

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You Can Now Monitor Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma On Your iPhone

You Can Now Monitor Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma On Your iPhone | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Apple’s ResearchKit, an app initiative that enables scientists to (consensually!) gather data from iPhone users and use them in clinical research studies, has added three new research projects to its roster. 

Despite some initial skepticism about personal data security, researchers have embraced this technology as an inclusive, data-rich avenue for advancing study on chronic conditions, health behaviors and more. 


Consumers are embracing it too: Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, noted that in the six months since ResearchKit has launched, over 100,000 people have opted in to these studies.


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Bracelite e-paper jewellery brings personalised fashion to Apple Watch

Bracelite e-paper jewellery brings personalised fashion to Apple Watch | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

E-paper bracelets are fast on their way to becoming "the new black" in thefashion tech industry and the Bracelite is the bridge between smart jewelleryand smartwatches. The bangle style wristlet is now up on Kickstarter and the company behind it is seeking €80,000 to help mass produce it.

Olivier Janin's insight:

Kickstarter campaign opened up until Jan, 10th, 2016.


I like this approach of smart accessories linked to a Smartwatch ecosystem. I wonder how open Apple is to these types of additional systems to its Watch.


Pebble on its side has set up an entire ecosystem for the makers /  developers with SDK-API and a complete platform to allow them create additional value with innovative Smart-straps. 

Last Spring,  Pebble turns the tables in its latest venture: The company is pledging $1 million toward the development and commercialization of smart straps for its wearables.

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Jawbone hasn't paid one of its key business partners and has almost no inventory left, sources say

Jawbone hasn't paid one of its key business partners and has almost no inventory left, sources say | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Jawbone, the richly valued maker of wearable gadgets and wireless speakers, appears to be on increasingly shaky financial footing as it struggles to pay vendors and keep inventory in stock.

Jawbone abruptly ended its relationship with the customer-service agency NexRep earlier this month after Jawbone failed to make payments, according to an internal NexRep email viewed by Business Insider.
Olivier Janin's insight:

Is Jawbone disappearing ? Its slow fade-away is unfortunate for a company that delivered good wearable actimeters, UX and App.

For any businesses involved into wearables / digital health / connected well-being, It's time to learn from Jawbone failure.

 

  • 2013 launch big failure. 
  • I early adopted Jawbone UP after its 2013 reload, and I found the product very compelling, particularly the UX/UI on iPhone.  
  • They missed the turning point of automatic activity detection, passed by Basis (the first to make it) and then by Fitbit.
  • They were the first to deliver an insightful coaching system
  • I think they lost their traction with a too fast pacing in their UP iterations (2, 3 and 4 in three years).  
  • In 2015, I bought an UP4 and used it during 5 days. I was very disapointed by the ergonomics and gave up.

 

 

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Pokémon Go Plus delayed to September

Pokémon Go Plus delayed to September | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

When Nintendo revealed that a Pokémon AR game was in the works last September, it also mentioned a companion wearable designed to notify players when they’re close to a Pokémon or a Pokéstop.

 

The Pokémon Go Plus was slated to arrive at the end of this month, but Nintendo has now announced that its launch has been pushed to some time in September. The Bluetooth-based device, which can be pinned to your clothing or strapped on to your wrist, will go on sale for $34.99.

Olivier Janin's insight:

Will Pokemon GO be only a passing trend ?

Being involved into the Gaming Industry crossing with Digital Health, here are my 50 cents about Pokemon Go.

I am a casual gamer, regularly playing mobile games and AAA console games.

 

Pokemon Go mixes Geolocalisation and Augmented Reality. It can be categorized as an "Alternate Reality Game". Pokemon Go is not the first mobile game that mix Geolocalisation and Augmented Reality ("AR") (eg. Ghost Busters App in 2012.) But none of its predecessors have reached a so fast growing phenomenon.

We must mention "Ingress" - edited by Google and developed by Niantic Games - that is a great successful game with geoloc but no AR (the Pokemon Go geolocalisation DB is based on Ingress) So what makes the difference ?

 

3 reasons are sustaining Pokemon Go sucess :

  •  the strength of an historical licence makes the App induced Nintendo's nostalgia from our teenagers experiences. Pokemon Go is turning us into Kidults, recovering childish pleasure while the world is convulsed by violence and bad news.
  • the narrative coherence: "catch em all" is the moto of Pokemon universe. This game is purely coherent with the original storyline. Its concept is very clear and compelling to anybody who knows the trading cards or the TV series that have been our life
  • the gameplay itself : free to play, generous, unlimited, social, perfectly using the AR which is quiet new for the mass.

 

Since 2006 and the first Nike-iPod actimeter, I have been using / testing all the Quantified-Self solutions available on the market. None of them was enough gamified to engage me into a strong and durable behavior change.

 

I don't know if Pokemon Go will succeed in making people regularly workout for a long period of time. But what I'm sure of is that Fitbit or Withings should definitely envision to partner with entertainment companies to make their experiences more Playful.

 

That's the EntertRainment vision I follow with my team to deliver App and UX that triggers self-care behaviors.

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Deepak Chopra launches Jiyo, a wellness-focused mobile app

Deepak Chopra launches Jiyo, a wellness-focused mobile app | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Deepak Chopra, a leading figure in the alternative health movement, is moving into the mobile app business with the launch of Jiyo. Chopra and his co-founder..
Olivier Janin's insight:

A very interesting step forward from Deepak Chopra and his associates. Jiyo is going further by considering all of our tracked data on a new angle. The wellness through holistic data driven calculation. I like it.  Be more your better self ! 

You can already read a first test review of Jiyo App here. 

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Nokia is buying digital health firm Withings for $191 million

Nokia is buying digital health firm Withings for $191 million | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings — a French consumer electronics company focused on digital health — for €170 million ($191 million) in cash. 

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Read also the official press release from Nokia.

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The wearable revolution that wasn't

The wearable revolution that wasn't | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearable devices were supposed to be the next big thing, but research from Gartner projects that growth will not be nearly as robust as the smartphone market.
Olivier Janin's insight:

Indeed, wearables can't suffer any comparison with the Smartphone market. 

My 2 cents on this  : 

  • consumers still need to understand how wearables can be usefull to them. They still don't understand how contextual information pushed at the right time could be a game changer in their digital lifes. 
  • wearables technologies and services are about a more intimate barrier that Smartphone were. It is about health data.  And consumers are now educated on privacy and some dark perspective on the data usage. 
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Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
The future of Google isn't in your phone — it's on your wrist.
Olivier Janin's insight:

The key points of Google Smartwatch's Davd Singleton strategy : 

  • the problem that Smartwatches aim to solve: make everything in you pocket obsolete

 

  • The solution on the wrist delivers functionnalities that
  1. makes you interact with the world (IoT).
  2. provides you new "powers".
  3. provides you health applications.

 

  • Wearables like Smartwatches are bright agents that make the information finds you, what is a big shift compared to other screens.

 

  • Sales figures : Q4 2015, sales of Smartwatches overtook luxury watches for the first time : 8.1 millions to 7.9 millions (source : research company Strategy Analytics)
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Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI

Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

As humanity debates the threats and opportunities of advanced artificial intelligence, we are simultaneously enabling that technology through the increasing use of personalization that is understanding and anticipating our needs through sophisticated machine learning solutions.

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As humanity debates the threats and opportunities of advanced artificial intelligence, we are simultaneously enabling that technology through the increasing use of personalization that is understanding and anticipating our needs through sophisticated machine learning solutions.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, January 13, 7:18 AM

GAU should overcome iot with Internet of people ( iop) ..

Low  level of motivation, knowledge, and teambuilding are constraints for iot and development...

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The Past Ten Years in Smart Textiles – The Pros and Cons

The Past Ten Years in Smart Textiles – The Pros and Cons | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

In this article we are specific to smart textiles that contain electronics. There has been extreme progress in the chemical side of manufacturing textiles that can repel odors, stains, as well asprotect against impact, and even change color and shape. These new findings have affected the global progress of smart textiles evolution; yet do not fall into the category of wearables -unless stimulated with the power of electrons.

Olivier Janin's insight:

You like fashion ?
A must read : this overview of Smart Textiles projects that have been developed for 10 years.  It delivers focus on brands and artists that created game changing smart fashion concepts. (Anouk Wiprecht, auline Van Dongen, Cute Circuit ...).


The journalist forgot to mention Google Jacquard project which is damnly interesting as it tries to makes to synthetize these innovations in a mass market tech vision.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 12, 6:51 PM

An overview of Smart Textiles projects that have been developed over the last 10 years, worthwhile read

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Alphabet introduces Verily, a new name for its Google Life Sciences division

Alphabet introduces Verily, a new name for its Google Life Sciences division | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

In a video introduction, Google has announced a new name for its Life Sciences division, recently placed under the Alphabet umbrella. The division will now be an independent entity known as "Verily"...

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Verily is actively working on smart contact lenses technology.

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Artificial Intelligence and IOT are inseparable

Artificial Intelligence and IOT are inseparable | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong.

    • Big data analytics for IOT software revenues will experience strong growth, reaching $81 billion by 2022 says Strategy Analytics
    • Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016 says Gartner 
    • By 2025 IOT will be a $1.6 trillion opportunity in Healthcare alone says McKinsey
    • 50 billion+ connected devices will exist by 2020 says Cisco
    • Data captured by IOT connected devices will top 1.6 zettabytes in 2020 says ABI Research
    • There are 10 major factions fighting to become the interoperating standard for IOT


Numbers. Numbers. Numbers.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 12, 6:48 PM

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong.

    • Big data analytics for IOT software revenues will experience strong growth, reaching $81 billion by 2022 says Strategy Analytics
    • Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016 says Gartner 
    • By 2025 IOT will be a $1.6 trillion opportunity in Healthcare alone says McKinsey
    • 50 billion+ connected devices will exist by 2020 says Cisco
    • Data captured by IOT connected devices will top 1.6 zettabytes in 2020 says ABI Research
    • There are 10 major factions fighting to become the interoperating standard for IOT


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A Helmet That Turns Your Brainwaves Into Electronic Music

A Helmet That Turns Your Brainwaves Into Electronic Music | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
By outfitting a motorcycle helmet with an EEG device, artist Aiste Noreikaite has created a way to turn firing neurons into heady beats.


From the outside, the Experience Helmet, made by Lithuanian sound artist Aiste Noreikaite, looks like any old white motorcycle helmet. But put it on, and you become suddenly immersed in your own private sound installation. High and low tones combine to form an enveloping electronic beat—all of which is composed by your own brainwaves

Olivier Janin's insight:

Interesting experience created with and helmet around an Neurosky headset. 

More of Noreikaite's work here.

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Amazon Envisions A Future With Glasses-Free Augmented Reality

Amazon Envisions A Future With Glasses-Free Augmented Reality | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

At the moment devices like Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens sort of gives the wearer augmented reality thanks to a built-in screen on the headset. However thanks to a recently discovered Amazon patent, it has revealed that the company has envisioned a future in which augmented reality will not require any kind of headset, and where an entire room can be transformed.

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