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Ubisoft's O.zen experience: Breathe better, Live better

Presented at the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference in SF.

 

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Nintendo Will Release New Platform In 2015-16 (But It's About Health?)

During a presentation in Tokyo earlier today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made a surprising announcement: the company will in 2015-16 be releasing a new platform. For your health.
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Wearable tech: Get your apps together

Wearable tech: Get your apps together | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
If wearable tech's going to succeed, it can't feel this disconnected. We need a clear voice in the madness, and it's likely to come from Apple and Google. Read this post by Scott Stein on CES 2014: Wearable Tech.
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Fitbit shipped the most activity trackers in 2013

Fitbit shipped the most activity trackers in 2013 | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

According to a recent report from the NPD Group, San Francisco-based Fitbit shipped 67 percent of all activity tracking devices in 2013. The company’s devices also accounted for 77 percent of the “full body activity trackers” shipped during the five weeks leading up to Christmas. That’s up from about 60 percent for 2012′s holiday season, according to Fitbit. NPD also estimated that the digital fitness category is now a $330 million market.

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#CES2014_CSR unveils Bluetooth Smart jewellery

#CES2014_CSR unveils Bluetooth Smart jewellery | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Wearable tech has largely been about utilitarian smart watches and activity monitors. CSR demonstrates a stylish application using low-power Bluetooth technology.
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#CES2014_Razer introduces its Nabu= Fitness + Notifications superband

#CES2014_Razer introduces its Nabu= Fitness + Notifications superband | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Can a fitness band with notifications be the perfect blend...and can Razer be the company to make it? A peek at the Nabu.
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Like LG, Nebu tries to enter the Wearable with a "Superband" aggregating 2 features : fitness Lifelogging + Smart Notifications (sms, twitter, mail, phone call...)

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#CES2014_Withings presented Aura, its well integrated Sleep Tracker

#CES2014_Withings presented Aura, its well integrated Sleep Tracker | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Withing Aura doesn't involve wearing anything at all. It is comprised of a soft and disreet sleep sensor that slips under your mattress and works in sync with the sensitively designed bedside device.

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#CES2014_iHealth reveals 3 new Wearable Sensors

#CES2014_iHealth reveals 3 new Wearable Sensors | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

With three new lightweight, wearable medical devices, iHealth is hoping to give people the ability to monitor their health without needing large, ugly, obtrusive equipment. post by Daniel Terdiman

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#CES2014_Pebble Steel smartdesign story

#CES2014_Pebble Steel smartdesign story | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

The Pebble smartwatch has evolved from Kickstarter darling to retail success despite a somewhat homely appearance. This is the story of how the company's next watch, the $250 Steel, came to be.

post by Tim Stevens

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2012, raising a record-breaking $10 million on Kickstarter.

2013, the watch hit retail, past 300,000 sales worldwide.

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#CES2014_Avegant Glyph, headphones+virtual display

#CES2014_Avegant Glyph, headphones+virtual display | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Developing the cutting edge of virtual retinal displays
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available on Kickstarter January 22, features a virtual retinal display projecting DLP technology, along with headphones, for an immersive headset. Initial units will cost $499. 

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#CES2014, Basis Band's sophisticated sleep tracking gets slicker

#CES2014, Basis Band's sophisticated sleep tracking gets slicker | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Basis Science will add REM, light, and deep sleep to its automatic snooze-monitoring arsenal. Read this post by Brian Bennett on CES 2014: Wearable Tech.
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#CES2014_Wellograph's Sapphire WellnessWatch preview

Wellograph - The Wellness Watch Wellograph is an activity tracker, a heart rate monitor and a running watch in one device that delivers live, insightful info...
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See also the official website on http://wellograph.com/

 

Update Jan 6th from CES 2014 : This attractive gadget is expected to hit store shelves by April 2014 for a steep price of $320.

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US National debate over privacy gets personal

US National debate over privacy gets personal | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
What we have learned about the National Security Agency has defined 2013 and changed the technology landscape going forward.
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90M wearable devices to ship in 2014, driven by sports, health and fitness: ABI Research

ABI Research projects the wearable device sales volumes in 2014 to come from healthcare and sports and activity trackers. While, the commercial launch of several smart glass products, including Google Glass will continue to drive interest in the wearable space, it will not be a significant commercial success in 2014.

“The next twelve months will be a critical period for the acceptance and adoption of wearable devices” - 

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French Smart Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure

French Smart Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Netatmo (France) introduced a new connected bracelet from a designer behind Harry Winston that keeps track of excessive sun exposure and lets you know when you've had enough.

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Fitness Apps Eclipse 3-D TVs as Digital Health Reaches CES: Tech

Fitness Apps Eclipse 3-D TVs as Digital Health Reaches CES: Tech | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
Samir Damani, a practicing cardiologist, hasn’t really fit in at the International CES in Las Vegas, where 3D televisions, connected cars and the latest gaming consoles abound. Until this year.
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#CES2014_Lumus DK40, smartglasses are your personal HUD

#CES2014_Lumus DK40, smartglasses are your personal HUD | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
One of the best demonstrations of wearable glasses at CES 2014 comes from a company that isn't even trying to make them.
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#CES2014_Sony unveils "Core", a life-logging tracker + ecosystem

#CES2014_Sony unveils "Core", a life-logging  tracker + ecosystem | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Sony has unveiled a "life logging" software that charts a person's activities on an interactive timeline.

It records when a user speaks to friends, receives emails, watches a movie and other smartphone actions.

In addition the Android app receives data from a new, small piece of wearable hardware called the Core that acts as an activity tracker.

The software then uses this information to try and determine if the user was walking, resting or in a vehicle.

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see also cnet coverage on http://ces.cnet.com/8301-35304_1-57616749/sony-unveils-core-a-fitbit-like-health-tracker/

 

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#CES2014_Glass, watch, wrist: Epson's wearable tech

#CES2014_Glass, watch, wrist: Epson's wearable tech | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
A look at Epson's Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses and first wave of heart rate monitoring Pulsense watches and wristbands.
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the Wristband embeds a PPG for Heart Rate captation

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#CES2014_Intel's new boss presents his vision on wearable technology

#CES2014_Intel's new boss presents his vision on wearable technology | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

Intel's new boss touts wearable technology in his first CES keynote. (...)He also showed off Intel Edison, a new Intel Quark-based computer housed in an SD card. It will be available in the middle of 2014. 

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check out the the Intel “make it wearable” challenge. The grand prize is $500,000, and it will have $1.3 million in prizes altogether.

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#CES2014_LG has revealed the Lifeband Touch + Heart Rate Earphone

#CES2014_LG has revealed the Lifeband Touch + Heart Rate Earphone | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
LG has revealed the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, dipping its toes once more into the wearable fitness market. The band keeps track of calories burned, steps walked, and other fitness statistics...
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Earphones embedding PerformTek HR module 

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I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass | Wired.com

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass | Wired.com | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it
For much of 2013, I wore the future across my brow, a true Glasshole, peering uncertainly into the post-screen world. But I’m not out here all alone, at least not for long. The future is coming to your face too.
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#CES2014_TAO Wellness will introduce its shell

#CES2014_TAO Wellness will introduce its shell | UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human | Scoop.it

You push. TAO WellShell resists.

This totally new pocketsize digital device coaches you through a simple, effective isometric workout wherever you are: in the office, on a plane, in a car, or at home.

TAO WellShell also monitors performance.

It records your vital statistics (steps, miles, calorie intake, heart rate) and delivers them to your digital devices for analysis and display.

Adding TAO WellShell to your exercise routine gives you everything you need to set goals, track progress, monitor nutrition, and connect for sharing and gaming.

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