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Wearable tech

This board focuses mainly on self-tracking gadgets and sensors - especially those designed for health. While most are wearable, there are some that track from inside the body or that you put against your body. Some of these products are concepts or are not yet commercially available. Welcome to the world of 'Wear, Share, Compare' and Quantified Self.

Withings Activité. Analog activity tracking watch with calf leather strap (plastic for swimming). Accelerometer for steps, distance, calories. Sleep monitoring. Responsive glass responds to tapping. Vibration feedback. App to set alarm, goals. Swiss made, water resistant, battery powered (doesn't need to be recharged). Available Fall 2014 for $390.

Discover Withings Activité

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The 'bionic pancreas' as worn by Anna Floreen, a participant who blogged about her experience participating in the clinical study at the connecting link. The paper, published in New England J of Med is at www.nejm.org/... #diabetes #T1D

Glu : Day 1: Bionic Pancreas Study

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x.pose "Wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes a person's skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing. As more data is produced and collected, the more exposed and naked the wearer becomes." An intriguing look at the boundaries between publicity and privacy. Xuedi Chen, ITP NYU Thesis 2014, itp.nyu.edu/itp/

x.pose - xuedi.chen

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Simband Open Reference Sensor Module, from Samsung. A "concept of what a smart health device should be." Open data and sensor platforms. Designed to gather vital diagnostic information, such as heart rate.

Innovation Areas | Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

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How to make your own electricity generating footwear - This is a project for the 2014 Google Science Fair by 15-yr-old Angelo Casimiro from the Philippines. #energyharvesting DIY in 15 steps with piezoelectric materials!

Electricity Generating Footwear - Generate Electricity By Walking

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Wearable electronic, stretchable skin patch composed of data storage modules, diagnostic tools and therapeutic actuating elements. Can dispense drugs in controlled manner. Monitors muscle activity (such as tremor), body temp. In development. From Son et al, South Korea, in Nature Nanotech.

Imagine if wearable tech was more wearable, like press-on nails and fingernail polish. A look into the future at what wearable tech might become, what tech can learn from the press-on nails market, what sensor technology currently exists, and what trackers we might have in the future. #fingernails

What if Wearable Tech was like Press-on Nails?

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SolePower. Insole fits in shoe. When heel hits the ground a small generator spins to create electricity. This is stored in a detachable Power Pack that has a USB port for charging devices, such as a phone. #energyharvesting

How It Works | SolePower

solepowertech.com

Razer Nabu. "the wearable smartband that understands you by being with you." ..."Jade is proud of being in a competitive gaming team, on top of being a marathon runner. Naturally, she relishes every victory, whether on- or offline. Nabu tracks all kinds of quantified data and even scores her flash deals at nearby stores on her usual run route." (Read the site for more vignettes) www.razerzone.com...

Razer Nabu Smartband - The First Truly Social Wearable

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HRM Earphone. Heart rate monitoring earphones from LG. "Track your metabolic rate and maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) rate—and listen to your favorite music at the same time." Also estimates distance, steps, calories (3-D accelerometer) "Coming soon"

LG Activity Trackers: Android & iPhone Fitness Trackers | LG USA

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Biodegradable Batteries. Made from biodegradable metal foils and polymers. Could eventually be used inside the body to monitor vital signs or dispense therapies. John Rodgers lab, in Advanced Materials.

Biodegradable battery could melt inside the body

nature.com

Dialog. "Concept designed to help people with #epilepsy gain a deeper understanding of their condition and make better decisions about their care." Wearable module collects range of meaningful data; app provides insights into factors that trigger events or lower thresholds; platform connects to family and caregivers or educates bystanders in cases of emergency. From Artefact

Dialog: Better Decisions, Better Health - Artefact

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NEX Band - Modular Smart Band by Mighty Cast. Text or call alerts, gaming, and more. "Mods," a "living charm," can be changed to give you a new experience.

GOQii. Band to measure activity and sleep, app for tracking, coach for goal reinforcement, karma points to donate to causes.

Welcome to GOQii Life #BeTheForce

goqii.com

Developed in the Qing Dynasty era (1644-1911) the ring has a 1.2cm long, 0.7cm wide abacus that sits on the finger.

300-year-old abacus ring uncovered from the Qing Dynasty in China

dailymail.co.uk

What Your Activity Tracker (#accelerometer) Sees and Doesn’t See - NYTimes.com

What Your Activity Tracker Sees and Doesn’t See

well.blogs.nytimes.com

miCoach Smart Run watch. Continuous strap-free heart rate, GPS-based speed, Bluetooth, wireless music player. (Requires miCoach user acct). From Adidas.

adidas Micoach SMART RUN Watch

adidas.com

The Dash. Wireless stereo earphones that track movements such as steps, cadence, distance. Also measures heart rate, oxygen saturation. Plus - real time acoustic feedback. Doubles as Bluetooth headset with embedded ear bone microphone. Kickstarter, from BRAGLLC

The Dash – Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones

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Oxitone pulse oximeter. "Medical grade personalized wrist monitor which provides automatic, continuous wireless monitoring of blood oxygen, pulse rate, activity, sleep and breathing pattern and generates alerts in emergency situations." Measures oxygen saturation (SpO2) via photoplethysmography. Bluetooth-connected app analyzes info, alerts treating physician or medical call center to emergency situations.

Bowflex Boost. Tracks steps, distance, calories, overall activity, sleep. Companion app, Bluetooth. From Nautilus, Inc.

MEMI. iPhone-compatible smartbracelet. Set to vibrate for all calls or select calls, texts, mtg alerts. 3 different vibrations, LED light, USB for charging. "Made by women for women."

MEMI | iPhone-compatible smartbracelet

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HealthPatch family of biosensors from Vitalconnect. Patch worn on the chest for "clinical grade" monitoring of #HR, HR variability, #respiratory rate, skin temp, body #posture, steps, fall detection, #stress, #sleep staging (many by algorithms).

Schematic of biomimetic colourimetric sensor system. Inspired by the ability of a turkey to change it's skin color, the new sensor is made of genetically engineered viruses. In response to different chemicals, the 'sensor' changes shape and thus color. For now this mechanism is only wearable by turkeys, but there are lots of applications. Oh et al, in Nature

Flyfit. Activity tracker that attaches to the ankle (instead of the wrist) so it measures leg movement. Tracks walking, running, cycling, swimming (leg strokes) and sleep. Waterproof, real time information, app interface. (Kickstarter)

Flyfit - Smart Ankle Tracker For Fitness, Cycling & Swimming

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