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SporTracker: Accurate and Battery Efficient Optical Sensor Technology To Track Vital Signs




Founded in 2009, SporTracker is aiming to revolutionize the sports and consumer health markets through its optical-based technology and algorithms that detect and measure heart rate, calorie count, and other vital signs. We’ve been focused a lot lately on computational biology, accuracy, and adapting to unique form factors — SporTracker is innovating at the intersection of […]




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Product Review: ReLax Kit Brain Wave Sensor




OP Innovations, a company that specializes in open source, cost effective low power D-I-Y bio-sensor kits,  recently sent us their flagship product the ReLax Kit for testing. The goal of the kit is to help the user discover themselves using visual biofeedback through quantified metrics about their stress levels, posture, and focus in order to […]




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Wearables Will Drive New Advances in Understanding And Driving Peak Athletic Performance




Biomechanics, a field that focuses on the movement of and forces on a living body, has been making new strides thanks to advances in wearable and sensing technology, equipping scientists with the tools to analyze our body’s movement more precisely than ever. Researchers around the world have been very interested in applying the analysis of […]




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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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