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The Future is Now For Next Gen Exoskeletons




It has been a long time since the creation of the first 1500 lb motion-controlled exoskeleton was developed at Cornell University, but the promise of exoskeletons across numerous applications is closer than you think to being realized. From innovative companies like ReWalk and Cyberdyne who are developing assisted motion devices primarily aimed at the rehabilitation and body paralysis […]




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Under Armour Arms Up Against Nike+ Running Community




As announced at CES last week, Under Armour announced its major foray into the exercise community space with Under Armour Record. UA Record freatures a personalized health and fitness platform that is open, a key differentiator versus Nike’s closed platform, meaning third party data can easily be synced into the UA user’s account. While it […]




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How Simple Math and A Nike Cultural Imperative Might Have Killed Nike’s Fuelband




Its nice to be right once in awhile. In December, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Wearables Technology Expo, alongside Intel’s Rob Rueckert and LumoBack’s Monisha Perkash. When the moderator asked the panel for some closing thoughts on wearables, it wasn’t the most popular thing to say that if you were an […]




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The Eyes Have It: Google[X] Opens Our Eyes To The Future Of Smart Contact Lenses As A Platform




Most of us, when thinking of wearables, have a hard time envisioning anything other than smart watches, activity trackers, and Google glass. The notion of something like an ingestible or skin tattoos creating actionable insights from our bodies to make our lives better or healthier are far beyond the purview of the mass market today. […]




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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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The iPhone 5S Accuracy Issues: A Calculated Business Decision, Bad Software, Faulty Parts or Other?




Recently, Inside Activity Tracking posted reports of inaccuracies in the Apple 5S’s accelerometer.  The web is littered with them. While there are many theories that might account for the inaccuracies, we had a fascinating discussion with what we believe is a very reliable source that called into question whether this was a business-driven decision that […]




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The Week in Wearables: Fresh Products, Funding Announcements, and News




Fresh Products and Funding Announcements A new startup Sproutling has come up with a unique solution that allows parents to monitor their baby’s vitals including heart rate, skin temperature, sleep patterns as well the room’s temperature, light levels and much more remotely on their smartphones. The solution involves an ankle wearable sensor to be strapped […]




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