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Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring: UCSD researchers develop a wearable that painlessly detects dangerous blood sugar levels

Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring

Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique’s obsolescence……

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Alpinestars’ Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists : The new Tech-Air Street System detects crashes and deploys in milliseconds to protect the wearer’s vital organs

Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists

Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment……

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New wearable tells your DVR to record a show when you doze off at the TV

Watching TV is already one of the top things to do when you’re feeling lazy, and soon it’ll require even less effort. UK telco Virgin Media is set to trial a new wristband that monitors your pulse and can tell when you’ve fallen asleep. It’ll then beam a message to your TiVo and tell it to pause the current program and start recording it for later viewing. When you wake up, you can pick up right where you left off. Perfect for all of those food comas that are bound to happen over the holidays. The device — designed by a 14 and 15 year old — will go into trials next year. Maybe someday the software behind it will make it to other fitness wearables, though there’s no news on that front yet. You can sign up to be on the trial list right…

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Sony invents a wearable display to make your glasses smart

Other than Google, Sony seems to be most bullish about the idea of putting head-up displays on everyone through the implementation of screen-equipped headsets. Today, the Japanese company reveals its latest experiment in this direction: an OLED microdisplay that attached to a person’s glasses and provides relevant information in a “high-resolution” 640 x 400 color format. Two additional modules, which are designed to rest atop the wearer’s temples, connect up to the microdisplay and provide it with an ARM processor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, an accelerometer, a touch sensor, and a 400mAh battery. Spec-wise, it’s like attaching an Android Wear watch to your glasses.

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Your wearable camera wobble is as unique as a fingerprint

First person video appears to be a perfect way to broadcast footage without revealing an individual’s identity. It’s intimate but anonymous: hiding the filmmaker’s face and body while showing the world through their eyes. But now, as GoPros, Google Glass, and police body cameras make this sort of footage more common, Professor Shmuel Peleg and Yedid Hoshen of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a method of identifying first person filmmakers solely from the wobble of their cameras.

“The idea of distinguishing one person from another comes from analyzing the person’s gait,” explains Professor Peleg in an interview with The Verge. “Everyone has a different body build, height, muscles, and skeleton, and so the body moves…

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CH Edition: Vesper Vibrator Necklace: Our collaboration with Crave and AYK is a wearable, discreet object of pleasure

CH Edition: Vesper Vibrator Necklace

When we first discovered the slim, sophisticated Vesper Vibrator Necklace from San Francisco’s sensual toy innovator Crave, we found it both aesthetically pleasing and, with four operative speeds, quite effective. Exceptionally quiet and fully USB……

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Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC: Exploring new relationships with technology as it becomes part of the daily lexicon for identity and self-expression

Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC

The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software……

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‘Microsoft Band’ wearable spotted ahead of rumored announcement

Microsoft is expected to unveil its fitness band very soon and the company appears to have leaked its new wearable a little early. A Microsoft Band Sync app has appeared in the Mac App Store today, indicating that the company’s new wearable will simply be named Microsoft Band when it debuts. The application reveals what the Microsoft Band looks like and it’s pretty similar to Samsung’s Gear Fit with a horizontal display. There’s little other information included in the Microsoft Band Sync app listing, but the app does indicate that the band will sync its data to the cloud.

Microsoft’s fitness band will have some smartwatch features, but it will be primarily focused on fitness activities. We’re told the fitness band will track steps,…

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.klatz Smartwatch and Handset: A stylish wrist accessory rethinking the form and functions of wearable tech

.klatz Smartwatch and Handset


While fashion often takes a backseat to function, or vice versa, in wearable tech, Ukraine’s .klatz is hoping to change that with their smartwatch and handset. They’ve revisited the bracelet form, but unlike Nike’s FuelBand,…

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Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due “within the next few weeks,” and The Verge can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness band is imminent, and the device will be stocked at retailers in time for the holiday season. Microsoft’s wearable launch will mark 10 years since the company announced its SPOT smartwatch in 2004 that used FM radio signals to send instant messages from Windows Messenger, news headlines, stock information, and weather forecasts to your wrist.

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