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Nike gamifies its Fuel currency unit

Nike gamifies its Fuel currency unit | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Simple to use, great transparent complementarity between the wristband, the mobile App and the Web-based game.
Immediate Stickyness : I want to progress to get the crescendo of the gameplay.

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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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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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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 12, 6:46 PM

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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Top 12 Reasons People Gave Up on the Apple Watch

Top 12 Reasons People Gave Up on the Apple Watch | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Apple Watch owners from across the country open up about the smartwatch
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Ben Bajarin who authors The Daily Techpinion blog and worked with Wristly on the survey, said the study also revealed a “bias” against the watch from users who work in the tech industry. These were the strongest critics; some 45 percent of those polled work in the tech field.


The Apple Watch, in its current manifestation and because the concept is so new, (takes) time to truly understand its value,” Bajarin wrote on his blog Monday. “It certainly takes more than two weeks to realize how it fits into your life. But in the future, this will not be the case. This is simply due to the immaturity of the market and the product.”

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Apple Watch 2 – Everything you need to know

Apple Watch 2 – Everything you need to know | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Here's all the latest info on the LG G5 release date, plus news, rumours, specs, leaks, battery life, straps, bands, and the price.
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In Brief

When is the Apple Watch 2 coming out? Probably no earlier than April 2016

What’s new about the Apple Watch 2? New WatchOS, Watchstrap light rumoured

How much will the Apple Watch 2 cost? Likely 500€



Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/apple-watch-2-release-date-rumours-price-news-battery-life#y0Ca87AhyACjsMTy.99

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Meditation App Headspace Raises $34 Million from Celebrity Investors.

Meditation App Headspace Raises $34 Million from Celebrity Investors. | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Meditation guide app Headspace has raised a $34 million round from a star-studded cast of celebrities and investors.
Olivier Janin's insight:

Is Headspace the future unicorn of Mindfulness and Meditation ? Difficult to say, but the investors confirmed they are in a good posture. Their secret sauce ?  


From the UX perspective : playful graphics and animations, a compelling voice for guided meditation, a cutting-edge UI, a motivating progression system, and tailor-made programs.


From the business perspective : a subscription model, at the opposite of the Freemium trend. They claim 3 millions users, but they do not precise how many are paying subscribers.


Update : Comment on on Quora by Mike Long 

Bill Barol, Fast Company Jan 2015 "2 million active users, defined as ones who access the $96-a-year paid  program or its free introductory version at least once a month; among  paying subscribers, 60% use it every one to three days."


Coming soon : a review on Mindfulness Apps. Stay tuned !

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[FR] La Data Science Machine : le fantasme du marketing prédictif

[FR] La Data Science Machine : le fantasme du marketing prédictif | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Le marketing prédictif pourrait bientôt disposer d’une nouvelle arme d’analyse massive : un algorithme intuitif qui devine aussi bien les comportements de l’Homme que l’intelligence humaine. (...)

Crée par Max Kanter et Kalyan Veeramachaneni du Massaschussetts Institute of Technology, l’algorithme peut réussir une performance technologique inédite pour une intelligence artificielle, à savoir deviner l’intuition humaine par la data. 

Olivier Janin's insight:

Not only the marketing could benefit from Max and Kaylan algorithm. There are so much powerful benefits for patient. 

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This Disney Smartwatch Knows What You're Touching and Tells You What to Do Next

This Disney Smartwatch Knows What You're Touching and Tells You What to Do Next | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Some smartwatches know your heart rate, and some know your location — but do any know what appliance you're using, or what door you're opening? A new device from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University does just that, then gives intelligent feedback suited for just that item or place.

Olivier Janin's insight:

I am impressed by the sudden entrance of Disney in the Wearable Tech area.

This electromagnetic detection of objects is bright, and opens up a full range of practical daily use. Well done !

read also the complete research study published by Disney.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:39 PM

Disney in Wearable Tech?  Disney's smartwatch knows your heart rate, and your location — and what appliance you're using, or what door you're opening. The system, called EM-Sense, works by carefully monitoring for the minute electromagnetic signals that propagate through your body whenever you touch anything — every object produces a different pattern, and the computer can be trained to recognize it. Combined with other information, it can guess that you're on your way to work, fixing a specific meal or working on a certain project in the shop.  This electromagnetic detection of objects is a keen way to figure out what people are doing and using it as a feedback mechanism within the device, and presents the opportunity for a full range of practical daily use. 

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Microsoft is testing a wearable 'clip' for women

Microsoft is testing a wearable 'clip' for women | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Microsoft is testing a wearable "clip" for women that is Cortana-enabled and can allow certain functions, such as setting reminders.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:35 PM

The project — described as a "hearable" — is a small device that can either be worn or used as an earpiece. The final implementation is unknown, and Microsoft is currently testing how people react to different prototypes, the report says.   Just as with the Moto Hint, Microsoft's wearable would allow for quick interactions, such as reminders, making it ideal for a parent. According to Wareable, the target audience would be on-the-go women. 

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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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Are Smartwatches Really Hurting Luxury Watch Sales?

Are Smartwatches Really Hurting Luxury Watch Sales? | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
The decrease in Swiss watch exports in 2015 does not indicate decline in demand or interest, nor the dominance of smartwatches. Find out why.
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Google has filed a patent for a smartwatch that can take your blood without needles

Google has filed a patent for a smartwatch that can take your blood without needles | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

It could help diabetics more easily monitor their blood glucose levels throughout the day. (...)

The patent application reveals that the device first sends an 'abrupt surge' of gas into a barrel containing a microparticle, which then punctures the skin to produce a small drop of blood.

This droplet is then sucked into a negative pressure barrel, where it can be used for further testing.

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Withings is onto something with its Activité smartwatches

Withings is onto something with its Activité smartwatches | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

For the past two weeks, I ditched my Apple Watch for the new Activité Steel, which is available exclusively through the Withings website. The $170 device, like the Activité Pop and Activité before it, is a 24/7 smartwatch that tracks physical activities during the day and sleep patterns at night.

Olivier Janin's insight:

Good review of the Withings Activité, well documented.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 5, 2015 10:19 PM

Very comprehensive review of pretty good wearable design, particularly since they've differentiated along user profiles for what each of the  Activité  versions do.  The Activité Pop ($150), Activité Steel ($170), and Activité ($450) each target a different audience. At the same time, the Health Mate app guarantees that no one is missing out on the many features each watch offers. This is a brilliant move on Withings’ part and one that Apple is currently lacking with its Watch line, which starts at a pricey $349 for its entry-level model.

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Microsoft Project Oxford Emotion Demo

Microsoft Project Oxford Emotion Demo | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Emotion Recognition

Identify emotions communicated by the facial expressions in an image. Please click the image samples to see how Emotion API uses world-class machine learning techniques to provide these results. You can also click the open image button or drag-and-drop to upload your own images, or input a URL for a remote image.

  • Image resolution ≥ 36x36 pixels and the file size < 4MB, Supported image formats include: JPEG, PNG, GIF(the first frame), BMP.
  • The frontal and near-frontal faces have the best results. And the maximum returning faces is set to 64 for each image.
  • Recognition is experimental, and not always accurate.
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Microsoft offers an API and a full SDK to test their Emotion recognition Machine learning system.  We will tell you more about our test results in a next future.  

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The Next Wave of Wearable Tech Will Surprise You

The Next Wave of Wearable Tech Will Surprise You | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Austin-based tech company Chaotic Moon is engineering a "smart" stick-on gadget: Tech Tats, they're called. They're applied just like the temporary tattoos of your childhood—stick on and wash off—except these high-tech tats can monitor vital signs, track GPS location, even hold credit card information.

Olivier Janin's insight:

The Tech Tattoos are compelling regarding their fashion potential and their low-cost approach (this needs to be verified).

The challenge is how to deliver power to their components ? Classic micro-batteries ? Piezo resistances ? 

And what can motivate me to spend some money for a very short time wearable device ?

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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 30, 2015 5:24 PM

The Tech Tattoos are compelling for their low-cost approach (this needs to be verified). The challenge is how to deliver power to their components ? Classic micro-batteries ? Piezo resistances?  Energy harvesting from the human body itself. Short time wearable devices, is there a market for that, likely yes, but Use Cases will need to be defined. More work to be done on the viability of this technology to be proven.

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I tried the colourful £80 smartwatch for children that doubles as a GPS tracker

I tried the colourful £80 smartwatch for children that doubles as a GPS tracker | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
The Moochies smartwatch is big and colourful — and it tracks where your child is at all times through an app.
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