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Bandu Smartwatch By Neumitra Brings Advanced Sensor Insights




Founded by neuroscientists from MIT and Robert Goldberg, Neumitra started over an year ago to develop a wearable watch called “bandu,” which helps monitor our body’s stress levels and also alerts us to relax. Through this wearable technology that measures and manages the autonomic brain, Neumitra hopes to gain positive impact to create a stress-free […]




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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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Textile Sensors: Wearable Smart Garments Are Driving The Quantified Self




Image from Hexoskin on Indiegogo The role clothes play in our lives is rapidly changing. Innovation in textile sensor technology is pushing the limits of what our clothes will be able to do for us, beyond providing protection, cover, and style, though recent innovations in phase changing materials and other areas of fiber science will […]




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Featured Company: MC10 Pioneering Commercial Uses of Conformal Electronics




In a recent article, we covered MC10’s partnership with Reebok on its new Checklight product. While this product has the potential to introduce new levels of safety and care in the prevention of unnecessary sports related head trauma from youth to professional sports, the company’s potential spans far beyond sports. Which is why, like the […]




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Featured Company: Fullpower Technologies and MotionX Ripe For A High Priced Acquisition




MotionX is a rising star in the wearable technology space, though to the mainstream media fascinated by Nike Fuelband, Apple’s rumored smart watch, and other headlines grabbers, it is perhaps one of the best known secrets. Being located in Santa Cruz might have something to do with it. Or the fact that it is actually […]




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In The Startup Battlefield Of The Nike+ Accelerator, You Might Want To Bet On Black!




There is a reason Phil Black and his company FitDeck is batting lead off in the 10 company Nike+ Accelerator Demo Day. If you want to get the other team’s attention, you bring your big bat. And at 6’7” tall, Black not only carries a big stick, but he IS a big stick. Friends of IAT […]




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Incentive-Driven Activity: How GeoPalz Will Get Kids Off The Couch (and build a nice business too!)




Good secrets are hard to keep. Ever since the first weeks of the Nike+ Accelerator in Portland, we’ve been hearing from investors and mentors in and around the program about a unique fast moving company, with a very large vision, led by unique Founders with the capacity to think and execute BIG, in a very […]




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