Wearables pivot to healthcare, printed electronics wins
One of the fastest growing segments within the $64bn wearable technology industry will be medical wearables, which will grow to $19.7bn in 2024, according to IDTechEx Research. Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17th to 18th, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
Built-in sensors warn firefighters of too much heat
Imec, Ghent University, Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris, Connect Group and Sioen, have presented a prototype of new protective firefighters’ clothing with integrated temperature sensors and electronics to warn firefighters of too high ambient temperatures. The new protective sensing suit, that was developed within the framework of the Flemish I-CART project, was successfully tested at high temperatures. It should significantly reduce t...
Audio platform increases power in JBL CLUB headphone series
HARMAN has announced that the Personi-Fi platform can now be used across all headphones in the JBL CLUB series. Built for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Personi-Fi lets people tailour their listening experience wherever they are and on whichever JBL CLUB headphones device they choose. This new technology was showcased and available in headphones for the first time at CES 2020.
Meeting the demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments
ProGlove, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America has announced a combined product solution to address the growing need for wearable scanners in industries ranging from retail, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing. The combined solution consists of ProGlove’s MARK product family of wearable barcode scanners and Samsung’s latest ruggedised smartphone for business - the Galaxy XCover Pro - providing enterprise users wi...
The gaming industry: A growing market ripe for innovation
HARMAN has announced its entry into the gaming sector through technologically advanced, feature-rich headsets that will take gaming experiences to new heights. The move builds on JBL’s leadership in the global headphones category as the third largest brand in the world. Driven by a passion for innovation, a commitment to delivering PRO sound, and a user-focused approach to design unique in the industry, JBL has built a reputation for b...
Perosnal AI to be demonstrated for the first time at CES 2020
OrCam Technologies has announced that it will demo its wearable platforms at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place January 7th-10th. OrCam harnesses breakthrough, AI-driven computer vision and machine learning to innovate wearable/handheld platforms that provide increased independence to the device users, delivering 'AI as a companion' - with all devices operating completely offline in real time, thereby e...
AI device for hearing impairment wins 'Best of Innovation' at CES 2020
OrCam Technologies has announced that it will preview its assistive technology device for hearing impairment - the wearable OrCam Hear - at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) named OrCam Hear as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards 'Best of Innovation' for the exhibition taking place 7th-10th January.
eHealth: One wearable wireless hub to connect them all
With the rise of the medical Internet of Things (IoT), the healthcare sector is getting much more than a facelift. Continuous data‑records collected using body‑worn medical sensors that transmit wirelessly to the cloud give medical professionals a much more complete assessment of their patients’ health. In addition to offering doctors new tools for disease prevention, early diagnostics, and follow‑up, patients benefit from closer moni...
Project to pave way for first wearable textiles computer
T-Shirts used as mobile phones sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But a research project led by Nottingham Trent University could turn such future-gazing tech into reality. The university’s Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) has been given £1.3m to advance the technology that will pave the way towards the world’s first wearable computer.
Wearable AI market to cross $180bn frontier by 2025
The Wearable AI Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $35bn to over $180bn by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights. The explosive growth of smartwatches has been the primary factor propelling the wearable AI market. Continuous improvements in the design and functionality along with its availability at lower price increased its adoption among consumers.