Archive | October, 2013

Another Broad Wearables Patent Issued To Fullpower Technologies




We’ve long been enamored with Fullpower Technologies. We’ve covered it many times, but their combination of IP and know how around wearables is truly impressive and accumulating more importance every day. Today, the Company announced the issuance of another important piece of their IP portfolio–a patent for Wearable Technology, Sensor Fusion and Motion Processors. The patent, […]




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Oxitone: Wearable Technology Saving Lives




Oxitone Medical is using the wearable revolution to save lives through its wrist wearable heart rate and O2 saturation monitoring device hoping to replace the clinically ubiquitous, but inconvenient for regular use, pulse oximetry technology. This is especially useful for hypoxemia prone patients who are at an increased risk of congestive heart failure and need […]




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Skully Smart-Helmet to Disrupt the Helmet Industry




Skully, a Silicon-Valley pioneer in Heads-Up Display (HUD) technology, is set to unveil their first product at DEMO FALL 2013 in the form of a helmet for motorcyclists. The Skully Synapse – a patent-pending smart HUD system that displays important info in the wearer’s line of sight, like GPS navigation and data from built in […]




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Adidas Announces miCoach Fitness Smartwatch




Coming up in the fitness tracking territory is Adidas’s miCoach SMART RUN, launching on November 1st. The miCoach is different than other fitness trackers we have seen because it operates as a standalone fitness tracker. So, rather than sending data to a separate app on your smartphone or computer, the miCoach SMART RUN runs fully […]




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Computational Biologists Win Nobel Prize




Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Foundation Computational biology is an emerging field in science that poses a lot of potential for wearables. In a recent post, we profiled several companies and their offerings related to wearable computing and activity tracking. Recently, Michael Levitt, Martin Karplus, and Arieh Warshel won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their brilliant […]




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State of Wearables: Wrist Devices After Nike FuelBand SE and Fitbit Force




Image from Travis Rathbone, Bloomberg Businessweek Competition between producers of wrist-wearable devices is high and rising. The announcement of the Nike FuelBand SE, Fitbit Force, and BASIS Science’s series B funding show how this market is developing. At the same time, companies and consumers await Apple’s rumored iWatch. So who has the best position and who […]




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FEATURE: University Labs Driving Wearables Innovation-Cornell




For those looking to push the envelope of innovation in wearables, looking at and licensing top innovations from University labs is common practice. For certain, many of the leading innovations in wearables are coming from a few top University labs around the world. Over the next few months, Inside Activity Tracking will be featuring a […]




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The Week In Wearables: Funding Announcements, Market Opinions, and Follow Up Coverage




Funding Announcements: Lark Technologies, known for sleep and fitness tracking armbands like the Lark Life, has recently raised $3.1 million in funding from undisclosed investors, according to an article on TechCrunch. This is Lark’s second funding raise since amassing $1 million from Lightspeed Ventures and undisclosed angels in May 2011. Read more about the product […]




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The Leap Ahead: Computational Biology Promises to Jumpstart Wearables Applications




A lot of the focus in wearable computing has been on delivering products that help everyday users monitor some of the more basic activity traits, such as steps taken and heart rate. While these are certainly useful metrics for health monitoring, they do not paint the full picture. Computational biologists instead study the chemical changes […]




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