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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.

Wearable tech

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TempTraq. Thin, flexible patch to track child's temperature for up to 24 hrs of continuous monitoring. Temp sent to smartphone, receive notification if "alert" temp is reached.

Hairware. Artificial hair extensions chemically metalized to act as capacitive touch sensors. When the wearer touches the hair, machine learning algorithms recognize the touch pattern intention. Patterns (twirling hair, etc) can be used to send a message, record a conversation, and more. "The conscious use of unconscious auto-contact behaviors" By Katia Vega (watch the video)

Hairware | Katia Cánepa Vega

FITGuard by Force Impact Technologies. Head-injury awareness mouthguard - measures acceleration, if breaches threshold, LEDs change colors. #concussion #brain

FITGuard by Force Impact Technologies

Apple Watch. Time, calendar, apps, music, messages, maps, Siri. Haptic feedback, infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes to detect heart rate, GPS, 3-D accelerometer for steps, calories burned.

Apple Watch

MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) Luxury smart bracelet designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel. View messages, calendar, vibration-based event notifications, find nearby places.

MICA Smart Bracelet | Opening Ceremony and Intel

Cicret Bracelet. (working prototype / concept) "Make your skin your new touchscreen. Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way…Do whatever you want on your arm."

Sensory fiction. Certain passages in a book trigger a wearable device: vibration patterns to alter heart rate, a heating device to change skin temperature, and compression via airbags to convey tightness or loosening. From Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, Julie Legault.

Sensory Fiction | MAS S65: Science Fiction to Science Fabrication

Leonardo Da Vinci Meets Wearable Tech - A Refrigerator Magnet Set

Leonardo Da Vinci Meets Wearable Tech: A Refrigerator Magnet Set - Kinetics

Synertial - Suits and gloves with multiple sensors, each with 6 degrees of freedom (DoF) for body segments (3 accelerometer, 3 gyrometer) for motion capture. {Great videos}


VERT. Worn near waist (by clip or waistband). Tracks vertical jump count, height, average vertical.

Quell, from NeuroMetrix. Wearable pain relief. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator device fits in band worn around upper calf. "Stimulates sensory nerves, which leads to the release of endogenous opioids that act primarily through the delta opioid receptor to reduce pain signal transmission through the CNS." For chronic pain associated with diabetes, fibromyalgia, sciatica, post herpatic neuralgia, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, and other neuropathies. "FDA cleared prescription strength neurotechnology"

Wearable pain relief designed to live with from Quell

miCoach smart run watch from Adidas. Strapless continuous heart rate, GPS (GPS-based speed, distance, stride rate and route), Bluetooth, wireless music player.

adidas Micoach SMART RUN Watch | adidas US

Disney Parks MagicBand. Allows visitors to unlock doors, check in at locations, charge purchases, and just generally have a seamless experience while visiting a theme park. Radio Frequency (RF) tech

TempTraq. Wireless temperature monitor (patch). "Continuously senses, records, and sends alerts of a child’s temperature to your mobile device." As of March 2015 "currently FDA premarket review pending and not available for sale."

The only wearable, wireless, continuously monitoring intelligent thermometer.

Curie, from Intel. System-on-chip (SoC) for "wearable technology solutions." Module includes 6-axis sensor (accelerometer, gyroscope), Bluetooth, coin-size battery and battery charging circuitry, "integrated DSP sensor hub with a proprietary pattern matching accelerator." List of partners for products at

Intel® Curie™ Module: Unleashing Wearable Device Innovation

Being. Tracks mood, heart rate, activity (steps, distance, speed), calories, sleep. "Maps your mood." 3-D accelerometer, optical sensor, Bluetooth, water resistant. From Zensorium

iSwimband. Wearable sensor for drowning detection. Sends alert to iOS device if swimmer remains submerged beyond preset limits or if non-swimmer enters water (pool, lake, river, beach, spa, bathtub). Headband or wristband. From Aquatic Safety Concepts LLC.

Press Kit

TZOA. Enviro-tracker measures air pollution (particulate matter - PM), UV, temp, humidity, ambient light. "By using TZOA you will be helping to create a crowdsourced map of environmental data in real-time." Clip, uses GPS in smartphone.

TZOA wearable enviro-tracker

Melomind. Worn on head, measures brainwaves (#EEG), plays music, via smartphone app, for relaxation. From myBrain Tech, France

Mio FUSE. Wristband tracks steps, pace, distance, calories, heart rate. 3-axis accelerometer, optical HR, Bluetooth, LED, watch function.

Mio FUSE Heart Rate + Activity Tracker | Mio Heart Rate Bands

Spire. Can be clipped to belt or bra strap. "Tracks your breathing patterns and activity for real time insights into your state of mind ... Patent-pending sensor, 7-axes of streaming data, wireless charging."

Spire is the first wearable to track body, breath, and state of mind.

Khushi Baby. Inexpensive digital necklace plus mobile app. NGOs in the developing world are given mobile phones with the app, which they can use to scan the necklace worn by babies to track the #vaccines they've had so they know what they need.

Pivotal Tracker 1. Measures steps, distance traveled, calories burned, quality and duration of sleep. Silent alarm.

Pivotal Living

Belty. Belt with built in pedometer, inactivity monitoring, "waistline trend analysis", and more. "Belty also features an actuator that ensures your preferred level of comfort throughout the day by automatically loosening the belt as you sit or tightening the belt as you stand." By emiota (France)

Belty by emiota

Sweatronics - #sweat sensor. Patch features sweat-porous adhesive, flexible circuitry and sensors, breathable top protective layer. From Eccrine Systems, Inc.

Sweatronics™ Platform