"Researchers explore using a new pliable multiferroic film that maintains its electric and magnetic properties, paving the way for innovative wearable technologies."
Good to see investigations into materials that fit these artefacts around our bodies. I have been unimpressed with the silicone solutions of many wearables and I won't go on to discuss hook and loop fasteners and how they are perceived by those who use them.
Wearable devices like fitness trackers or Wi-Fi-enabled spectacles are competing with traditional jewels for space on the body.
Although the writer has a very restricted definition of what jewellery is and does this article does point to a way forward. Jewellery designers are well placed to design objects that are worn on the body that people will continue to wear.
A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in...
Gesture control technology, as it currently stands, certainly had a good run. How many games of Wii Bowling did you play with your parents, for instance? However, the tech has always been limited due...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In 2014, fitness was the name of the game in wearables and the broader Internet-of-Things category. But in this fast-changing world of connected stuff, 2015 is destined to become the Year
The MagZip is an invention that will have everyone scratching their heads and asking “Now why didn’t I think of that?” It eliminates the ...
Good to see someone focusing on how we can connect up objects to themselves on our bodies when we have limited dexterity or strength. I hope this filters through to other designers of clothing and other objects worn on the body.
“ The ability to exchange emotions felt during sex may soon be a reality Imagine a world where you could feel the emotions of another person at a distance. Now imagine the possibilities it could open up for sex. Heather Schlegel, a futurist and former Silicon Valley techie, is doing just that. In the next two …”
Via Andrea Graziano
With 1/3 of wearable owners stopping use within 6 months, conservatively there are millions of abandoned wearables and fitness trackers, with few opportunities for owners to recycle or resell them. If owners donated these abandoned wearables, they can be used as a motivation to increase fitness with populations who are not typically marketed to by wearable vendors or can't afford them, yet may benefit most. These include hospital patients who are being encouraged to walk; children living in underserved areas; older adults; and people with comorbid conditions. The latter two populations are the ones most likely to track health indicators, but typically in their heads or on paper. Part 1) Collect unused wearables with donation boxes (like the Lion's Club does for eyeglasses). Part 2) Provide free, refurbished wearables to the above populations as an incentive to participate in a fitness program using a program like MyFitnessPal to track activity and provide appropriate incentives.
(Phys.org)—By wearing clothes that have been dip-coated in a silver nanowire (AgNW) solution that is highly radiation-insulating, a person may stay so warm in the winter that they can greatly reduce or even eliminate their need for heating their home. Considering that 47% of global energy is spent ...
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“The Wall Street Journal has uncovered Sony's clandestine involvement in a smartwatch project. Under the name Fashion Entertainment (FES), the company has thrown an electronic paper watch into the wearable product scrum.”
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