SEAL Protects Swimmers, Represents New Wave of Proactive Wearable Healthcare Technology

As the leading cause of death in young children, the risk of drowning causes significant concern for young children’s parents. The SEAL swim monitoring system hopes to protect swimmers by alerting lifeguards and parents when someone is in need of help, and the product is also a sign of exciting applications of wearable computing to proactive […]

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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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Control Your Droids: VC Funding For Thalmic Labs MYO Armband Brings The Force Closer to the Masses

The ability to control objects through gestures has been a fantasy for Star Wars fans for decades. Earlier this year, wearable computing company Thalmic Labs took these dreams closer to reality with its MYO armband. The vision started when Stephen Lake, one of the company’s founders, asked himself, “How can you make technology an extension […]

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Melon Aims To Help You Understand And Improve Your Focus (Even With An iPhone!)

The Melon headband helps users understand how they focus by tracking brain activity, making the invisible aspects of the mind, more visible and actionable. After putting on the headband, users can track their focus while doing almost anything—from working or studying to doing yoga or listening to music. The product gathers information about brain activity […]

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Star Trek to Reality: Scanadu Scout Brings Personal Health Data From The Temple To The Cloud

Instant medical tracking and diagnostics is moving from science fiction to reality. A group of scientists, doctors, and coders at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, CA created a device that enables users to track their body’s information and share it with their doctors. Introducing the Scanadu Scout. This device takes the sensor scanning medical […]

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OMsignal: It’s Not Hypercolor, it’s Hyper Data!

Remember Hypercolor, from Generra Sportwear in Seattle? It was the next big thing in Apparel in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Mood rings brought to the clothes industry. The clothing changed colors with changes in temperature. It was a disaster and ruined the company (Great coverage of it here for background), but it was cool […]

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Activity Tracking Without Hardware: Moves Makes Monitoring Activity Simple & Announces API

10,000: the number of steps a person should take every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many working people find themselves glued to their chairs for the majority of their day and don’t even come close. Moves, a free iPhone pedometer, helps you understand your daily activity “automagically”. It’s “an automatic” diary of your life. […]

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HAPIfork Monitors Eating Habits and Helps Users Eat Slowly to Lose Weight

HAPILABS brings an interesting idea to the table. The company’s product, HAPIfork, helps users monitor their eating habits and control the pace they eat a meal. If you take more than one bite every 10 seconds, the fork vibrates, reminding you to slow down. HAPIfork also measures meal length, fork servings per minute, and intervals […]

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Pushing The Boundaries of Golf: Active Mind Technology is Gaming Your Game

Active Mind Technology is one of the coolest companies we’ve seen this year developing sports-specific wearable technology and software. It helps that we are all golfers here at Inside Activity Tracking. But the combination of elegantly designed plug and play sensors that don’t disrupt the golf swing, with powerful visualization of data, combined with its […]

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