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
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
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
Infographic: All The Wearables You Could Be Wearing Right Now
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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)