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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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
Head Injury Awareness, High Probability, Objet Connecté, Awareness Mouthguard, Impact Technology, Early Detective, Athletic Returns, Innovation Devices, Force Impact
FITGuard by Force Impact Technologies | Head-Injury Awareness Mouthguard
The FITGuard™ aims to solve the problem of athletes returning to play when there is a high probability of head-injury. Our innovative device significantly increases the likelihood of early detection and the overall safety of athletes around the globe.
FITGuard by Force Impact Technologies
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.
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'Sensory Fiction' - MIT academics design book that lets readers feel the protagonist's pain
Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do. Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a "wearable" book. By combining networked sensors and actuators, the wearable can change lighting, sound, temperature, chest tightness and even heart rate of the reader to match what the main character in the book is going through.
Augmented Reality Books? New ‘Wearable Book’ Feeds You Its Characters' Emotions As You Read [VIDEO]
Straight out of the pages of science fiction, MIT scientists have created a 'wearable' book that lets you 'feel' how the characters feel.
Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction | Sensory Fiction device from MIT Media Lab
Sensory Fiction | MAS S65: Science Fiction to Science Fabrication
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
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 newsroom.intel.co...
Intel® Curie™ Module: Unleashing Wearable Device Innovation
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)