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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Sona - "connected bracelet for mind and body." Track your resonance, active time, and heart health. Heart rate sensor - calculates active time and energy burned. iOS app #HR, #HRV



"Second Skin." As the person wearing the garment becomes hot and sweaty, the material peels away to form breathable holes. From bacterial cells that expand and contract relative to atmospheric moisture. From MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group



Firefly - wrist-worn device for type 1 diabetics to non-invasively monitor low blood sugar. Tracks physiological tremors and symptoms specific to low blood glucose levels. Will have capacity to alert the parent or caregiver. From Grey Innovation. In development #diabetes

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Heart Failure Monitoring Device. "Will take leg bio- impedance measurements to detect and track changes in body fluid accumulation, which is a common precursor to heart failure' In development. From Grey Innovation.

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Lumo Run - 9-axis sensor in waistband of shorts/ capris. Measures cadence, bounce (vertical oscillation), braking, pelvic rotation, ground contact time, stride length. Auditory coaching thru headphones for real-time feedback. Waterproof, machine washable. #running

Lumo Run - Revolutionary Smart Running Shorts


Xiaomi AmazFit Fitness tracker. Zirconium Oxide shell. Designed to be worn as bracelet or pendant. (not released currently - to be release in China first)

Xiaomi AmazFit or Mi Bnad 2 Fitness Tracker Release Date, Features, Price, news and rumors


Vitaliti. "Sensors measuring ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen, respiration, core body temperature, blood pressure, movement, steps & calories. All simultaneously, logging to the cloud and a connected smartphone or tablet." Can be worn continuously for up to 3 days. From Cloud DX.

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Wireless mouthguard bio sensor monitors uric acid levels in saliva continuously, in real time. "Enzyme (uricase)-modified screen printed electrode system integrated onto a mouthguard platform along with anatomically-miniaturized instrumentation electronics featuring a potentiostat, microcontroller, and a Bluetooth transceiver." From J Kim, J Wang, et al., UC San Diego health, fitness, athletes

Wearable salivary uric acid mouthguard biosensor with integrated wireless electronics


Wearable Technology: When is it Coming to the Workplace - infographic

Wearable Technology: When is it Coming to the Workplace #infographic


Smart device translates sign language while worn on the wrist - measures inertia (accelerometer, gyroscope) and muscle electrical activity (EMG) to interpret hand gestures. Prototype from R. Jafari, Texas A&M [ American Sign Language, ASL, deaf ]

New technology at Texas A&M could enable smart devices to recognize, interpret sign language | 20 | 08 | 2015 | News & Events | College of Engineering


Ōura. Ring "knows when you go to sleep, and when you wake up, when you are active, and when you are sitting." Calculates HR, breathing rate, sleep profile (stages, wakefulness), activity. Ceramic, waterproof, scratch proof. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oura/oura-ring-improve-sleep-perform-better

Ōura Ring - Personal technology that silently adapts your lifestyle


Moodmetric "smart jewelry for emotional intelligence and wellbeing. The design ring measures skin conductance to track your emotional levels and connects with your iPhone."

Smart Jewelry for Emotional Wellbeing - Moodmetric


Dot: Braille smart watch. e-Braille reader, watch, alarm, notice. Visually impaired can read texts, tweets, books - anywhere, any time.

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Incertitudes : sound activated clothing, by ying gao. "Through the motion of the pins, the garments engage the spectator on a conversational level, which is filled with misunderstanding(s) and uncertainty.

incertitudes : sound activated clothing by ying gao


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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/540997591/know-your-personal-chemical-exposure



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.com

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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