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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.

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Wearable tech

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Smart Collar Tags - Cow health monitoring, reproducrtion and nutrition management. From SCR Dairy


AfiTag Pedometer - monitors cow behavior patterns, activity, rest time and restlessness

AfiTag Pedometers | Afimilk

MyExposome - personal environmental monitoring. Wear wristband for 1 week, then send to company to have it tested for exposure to 1400+ chemicals. Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.c...


FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for #diabetes. Disposable sensor worn on back of upper arm for up to 14 days. "Measures glucose every minute in interstitial fluid through a small filament that is inserted just under the skin and held in place with a small adhesive pad." Scan provides current reading, 8-hr history, trends. No finger prick needed. Approved in several European countries (currently not in U.S.). From Abbott

FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meters

Jewelbots "Programmable friendship bracelets that teach girls the basics of coding. An open-source wearable for teens!"

Jewelbots: Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls To Code

Emvio - uses heart rate variability to calculate #stress level. LEDs glow green, yellow, or red depending on stress level. Accelerometer to measure steps, distance, calories burned.

Emvio - The first watch to measure and manage your stress

Upright. "A discrete wearable device that tracks posture." Vibrates when you slouch.

Shape Who You Are

Seizure alert system - device (in development) will contain array of noninvasive physiological sensors to measure heart rate, respiration, and body orientation. "The detection of seizures is based on physiological effects due to elevated activity of the autonomic nervous system during seizures." From RTI #epilepsy

RTI International Continues Development of Mobile Seizure Alert System for Epilepsy Patients

Moodmetric Ring - "Measures the autonomous nervous system signals that can be used to understand emotional reactions and improve quality of life." Measures skin electrodermal activity (EDA), generated by sweat glands.

Smart Jewelry for Emotional Wellbeing - Moodmetric

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.

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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

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