• CLOTHING
    Wearable cloud could be less expensive more powerful form of mobile computing

    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing. Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer and information sciences in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, and Rasib Khan, Ph.D., a recent […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    A wearable alert to head injuries

    Hard knocks to the head are a constant concern in contact sports – and not just in football or boxing, where recent attention has focused. Millions of girls and boys play hockey, soccer, lacrosse and other sports where blows to the head from collisions and falls are part of the game, even in youth leagues […]

  • ALL DEALS
    CES 2014 expected to showcase new wave of wearable technology

    Will 2014 be remembered as the year wearable computing took off?Upstart entrepreneurs and major manufacturers such as Samsung, Qualcomm and Sony certainly hope so. Gadgets that you snap, buckle or fasten to your body are already marketed to fitness freaks obsessed with tracking every possible metric their bodies produce. There are countless smartwatches for tech […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Wearable devices seen as next major platform by app developers

    Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer technology.Niccolo DeMasi, the CEO of mobile games maker Glu […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Wearable devices need to balance fashion and function

    Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.Some brave souls are even donning Google’s geeky-looking Glass eyewear. For the technology industry, this is exciting time, but also a risky one. No one really knows whether the average consumer can be enticed to make […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Wearable devices not yet ready for consumer adoption

    Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings.That is the conclusion drawn by many industry executives and analysts who trolled the […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    MediaTek MT25211, MT2523 SoCs Launched for Health and Wearable Companies in India

    MediaTek MT25211, MT2523 SoCs Launched for Health and Wearable Companies in India Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday announced two new system-on-chips (SoCs) specifically targeted towards the health, fitness and wearables market in the country. The MT2511 is MediaTek’s first bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chipset that is in-built with an exclusive heart beat interval technology […]

  • CLOTHING
    Wearable Robots Could Be a Reality Soon

    Wearable Robots Could Be a Reality Soon Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that may lead to “active clothing” and a new class of “soft” robots. Such an elastic technology could make possible robots that have sensory skin, stretchable robotic garments that people might […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    New Nano-Film Could Help Developer Better Wearable Devices: Study

    Nano material researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Korea University have invented a cheap ultra-thin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current, offering promise for bendable, wearable electronic devices like smart watches. The film a mat of tangled nanofibre is also bendable and stretchable, offering potential applications […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    New Nano-film should assist Developer higher Wearable devices: study

    Nano cloth researchers from the college of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Korea college have invented areasonably-priced extremely–thin movie this is both obvious and pretty conductive to electric cutting-edge, supplying promise for bendable, wearable electronic gadgets like smart watches. The movie a mat of tangled nanofibre is likewise bendable and stretchable, presenting capacityapplications in roll-up […]