Archive | May, 2013

MagicBands Come to Disney Parks




As we saw at D11 where Disney’s Chairman of Theme Parks appeared on stage, Disney’s MagicBands are coming to a theme park near you. It represents Disney’s first major foray into wearable technology and enables all sorts of interesting location based, tracking, access control and payment scenarios. After a 2 year pilot, expect to see […]




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Wearable and Implantable Technology From Motorola




D11’s coolest prospective wearable technology didn’t come from a likely source. It came from Motorola, which might be soon birthing digital tattoo and smart pill technology.  One can think of an incredible number of practical uses for both, as displayed by Motorola’s Regina Dugan.  You can see Dugan and Motorola’s Dennis Woodside’s discussion from D11, below:




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The Week in Wearables




  USA Today has a high level review of the various fitness bands on the market, focusing on Larklife, Fuelband, Fitbit Flex, Basis, Jawbone’s Up, BodyMedia Core 2. We are much more bullish on Misfit’s Shine. Click Here for the review. Lots of great speculation on what Nike is going to be doing with Fuelband. […]




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The W/Me Wristband Gains Momentum on Kickstarter




  A daily search of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Circle Up always reveals interesting new ways to quantify the data we are now able to capture with wearable computing. Today we find a wristband that looks a lot like the Nike Fuelband, with a medical grade sensor that tracks activity in your autonomous nervous system (ANS) […]




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Basis: The Rolex of Fitness Trackers That Brings Fashion and Function to Wearable Computing




Wrist wearable fitness trackers are not a new phenomenon. Fitbit, Fuelband, Jawbone etc. have all been there, done that. Basis, however, is something different. It combines a watch-like design with new, innovative sensors. Basis includes an entirely new optical blood flow sensor (read more about the is type of tech from Stanford), a perspiration sensor, […]




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