Wearables Category

The recipe for a successful start-up? If there is one it might be something like this: Take a challenging idea like creating super-small wireless ear buds and then think about what other features you could add. For our example let’s say the headphones should be able to track sports including time, distance steps, speed, rotation, performance, g-force and more. Further it would be great to get information about key vital body data like heart rate, oxygen saturation, body temperature and calories burned. In order to make the project completely crazy you wantRead More
Connectivity enables us to achieve great things. Three examples: SteadyServe tells you when you are running out of beer. 24eight connected a diaper wirelessly to the internet telling you when to change it. MIT students have created the Random Hall Bathroom Server, a system to keep track of which of the Random Hall dormitory’s bathrooms are vacant and (here’s the best part) for how long. Okay, maybe technology keeping you drunk, your baby dry and restroom waiting lines short is not necessarily essential for mankind but the same technologies can be applied in healthcare applications turning themRead More
It’s summer and it’s hot these days! Jumping in a cool lake and relaxing in the sun is probably the best idea – but you know what they say: don’t stay in the sun too long it’s dangerous. Sun bathing is a real concern as increasing numbers of skin cancer among our population show the risks of too much UV rays. At the same time sunlight in the right doses is healthy as it helps our body to produce vitamin D. Sure, some of us will now say “Ah what’s all theRead More
Yep, we know there are many smart buttons around these days. COOPY is the next one to join the game. Like with all things you could say who needs more? In this case we say we want more! COOPY offers some really cool additional features which many other connected buttons lack so far – long live the evolution. Use COOPY in your car e.g. to answer calls PentaSens Inc., the company behind COOPY is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for the tiny handheld device which sports 3 buttons. The functions ofRead More
Ever wondered what it’s like to turn an idea into a company? We asked Michelle Hua the Founder & Director of Made With Glove Ltd, a UK wearable tech start-up designing fashionable heated gloves for women. What is the idea behind Made With Glove? My idea came about four years ago during a 6 hour walking tour in Prague in -21 degrees of snow. Two hours into the tour, I couldn’t feel my my hands or my feet. I had disposable hand warmers however, because I had my gloves on,Read More
Football! It’s emotions, it’s drama and it’s passion. The team sport is popular on a global basis and there are uncountable amateur and professional teams with some traditional clubs being around for more than a century. On television football games offer more than 90 minutes of action: exciting heat maps, statistics and player data as well as advanced tools to analyse team and coaching strategies. However, for non-pro players to keep track of their training and analysing their games is difficult. Finally someone solved this issue – Playertek, an Irish start-up developedRead More
Wearable technology is more than a trend within the IoT. Sensors which are attached to the human body can deliver important information and data on movement, vital signs as well as emotions. Shimmer, an expert in sensing technology, is driven by the goal to support companies that are working on an idea for a wearable and to simplify the design process. The success of electronics worn on the body depends on three key areas. First of all the functionality has to deliver benefits and create real value for the customer. SecondlyRead More
Beast is not just another activity tracker. The smart sensor is specifically designed to support and enhance fitness and is able to monitor nearly every exercise in order to help you to build force and muscles. Beast sensor (picture: Beast) The small device measuring 20x15x45 mm and weighing only 40 grams can keep track of up to 50 repetitions per second. Beast provides information about the strength, the speed, the power and the explosiveness of each single rep. The wearable which was developed in Milan, Italy is equipped with a magnet which allows you to attachRead More

Posted On April 17, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Consumer, Healthcare, Wearables

HipHope is an Airbag for Your Hips!

HipHope is a new healthcare wearable invented to prevent hip injuries and fractures resulting from falling.The medical device targets especially senior people over 65 years old. Hip fractures deliver sad statistics every year. 50% of elderly victims of fall-realted hip injuries do not regain their previous mobility, 30% die within the next 12 months due to their deteriorated health condition. Looking at the economical impact, hip fractures are causing a multi-billion dollar burden. “Hip fractures are a leading cause of morbidity and death in the elderly. They constitute an unsolved burdenRead More
Wearables are a thing. The Apple Watch is hitting the market, Pebble collects millions on Kickstarter and health insurances are rewarding people when wearing a fitness tracker. Especially activity trackers and health monitors are widely adopted already, measuring vital body functions. So what’s not to love? Most products have to be worn on the wrist which is convenient but compromises on the accuracy of ECG or in other words heart rate measurement. A chest strap solves this problem but is looking weird and often not very comfortable to wear especiallyRead More