Archive | IoT Wearables / Digital Sport

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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In The Battle For Global Sports Brand Supremacy: Nike, Under Armour And Adidas Need To Find Their Pixar




Under Armour announced it had acquired MapMyFitness. Knowing that I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year in and around the activity tracking ecosystem, a writer at a leading tech publication emailed me asking my opinion of the deal.  Specifically, she asked me what it meant for the big sports brands, Nike, Adidas, […]




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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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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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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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Misfit Wearables is Almost Shining




  According to Misfits Wearables and their brand spanking new website which might go down as the most beautiful work of art in the history of fashion/tech product introductions, the boxes have arrived. We know we’re somewhere high up on the list, but here’s to hoping we were high enough! Apparently, this is for the first […]




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GolfSense: Track Your Swing Accurately




Here at IAT, we love golf. Last month, we featured Active Mind Technology’s Game Your Game, which tracks and displays your golf game in a dynamic interface with stats, trends and information that you can share on social media. Now, we turn to another interesting wearable device for everyday amateur golfers in GolfSense. After strapping this lightweight […]




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