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

Sweatronics™ Platform

Wearable Banana, by, um, Dole.

Dole creates amazing new wearable banana

Jacket Antics - "two garments that have unique texts and designs scrolling through the LED array on each of the backs. If the wearers hold hands, the LED arrays presents a third, synchronous message that scrolls from one to the other." By Barbara Layne, Studio subTela, Hexagram Institute

Images Jacket Antics

PEAR mobile training system. App, stride earphones, #HR monitor (chest strap). "PEAR will learn your fitness level and create custom heart rate zones that ensure you do every subsequent workout at the right intensity." Interprets your biometrics, coaches you (earphones) , gives real time stats (time, distance, HR, pace, calories burned). GPS from phone.

PEAR Sports - Fitness Training App for iPhone and Android

RINGLY. Connects to smart phone, sends customized notifications via light (5 colors) and vibrations (4 patterns). 18K matte gold and precious or semi-precious stones. Not health related (yet). Important because it's jewelry as well as tech.

RINGLY | Smart Jewelry and Accessories

Nevo. Minimalist smart watch. Activity tracking, call and text alerts, vibrating alarm, analog time, solar charging. LED indicators to track progress. 3-d accelerometer. On Indiegogo:

névo watch - the world's first modern minimalist smartwatch

Swarovski Shine Activity Tracking Crystal. "Move more. Sleep better. Look great." Steps, calories, distance, sleep. Waterproof, food logging, magic sync. Pendant and wristband mounts sold separately.

Smart Jewelry - Swarovski Online Shop

AmpStrip. Sensor-filled adhesive strip to continuously wear on torso. Monitors heart rate, exercise load, resting heart rate, recovery heart rate, skin temperature, posture. Waterproof, ECG sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, proprietary algorithms, Bluetooth, rechargeable battery. From FitLinxx. On Indiegogo:

| AmpStrip™ | Train to the Edge™

LIT, LIT Pro. Activity tracking for action sports like surfing, BMX. Tracks steps, distance, duration, intensity, jumps, rotations, g-force, airtime, etc. Water resistant, shock resistant, modular. 6-axis sensor, gyroscope, Bluetooth. LIT Pro - for motocross From NZN Labs

LIT: An Activity Tracker Ready for Action

Leap Band. "Activity tracker just for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with a customizable pet pal." Audio challenges, earn points, learn healthy habits. Water resistant, parent controls, audio instructions. From LeapFrog.

LeapBand: Best Kids Fitness and Activity Tracker | LeapFrog

Olive. "Monitors the complexity of your #stress behind the scenes to help you build awareness of your body's stress response." Analyzes heart rate changes (optical pulse sensor), physical activity (3-D accelerometer), sleep, light exposure (ambient light sensor), reactions in your skin (skin conductance sensor), skin temperature, calendar and location (from your phone). Provides haptic feedback (taps) and LED lights as feedback.

Olive : A Wearable to Manage Stress

Pavlok. "Earn prizes and even money when you complete your daily task. But be warned: if you fail, you’ll face penalties. Pay a fine, lose access to your phone, or even suffer an electric shock…at the hands of your friends." Activity and sleep tracking (accelerometer), wake up alarm (vibration), Bluetooth, and ... "shock circuit that delivers up to 340 V of electric current."

UP MOVE. Activity tracker. Clip on, LED display, 3-D accelerometer. Tracks steps, sleep, estimates calories burned. From Jawbone.

Genesis Lifebeam cycling helmet with heart rate sensor placed within the existing head band. Processing unit at back of helmet transmits data to your communication device. From Lazersport in collaboration with Lifebeam.

Genesis Lifebeam

LifeBEAM smart hat. "Send precise measurements of your heart rate, steps, and calories to your favourite smartphone app or fitness watch." Optical HR sensor, Bluetooth, washable.

Smart Hat - LifeBEAM

Recover, from Proteus. "Intended for use by athletes for surveillance of physiologic information." Patch to monitor heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, skin temperature, activity, body posture, sleep, energy expended (kcals). Provides "recover score." See

Care USB Medical History Bracelet. Has preloaded software so you can enter info such as drug prescriptions, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contact info, doctors name, insurance info. Info can be accessed by emergency personnel, etc.

Care USB Medical History Bracelet - Purple

SunSprite. Tracks sunlight intake, measures UV exposure. Clip-on, solar-powered. From GoodLux Technology. #light, #UV

Wearable Sun & Light Tracker

Attachable single-lens display module with OLED to turn eyewear into smart devices. From Sony. Light, compact device attaches to eyeglasses. Features microdisplay module, Bluetooth. Will be unveiled at CES in Jan 2015 as a concept model called "SmartEyeglass Attach!"

Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM) sensor worn around ear to track diet. In development. Sensor feels vibrations from jaw movements during food intake, camera captures images of food. Dr. Edward Sazonov, Univ Alabama

BSXinsight. Measures #lactate threshold. Light-based "revolutionary technology" sensors inside compression sleeve, which is worn on the calf. Generates personalized training zones.

BSXinsight Short Version

Sign Language Ring. The rings recognize sign language gestures and send them to the wrist bracelet for text and voice translation. Winner of Red Dot design award.

Asia University, Taiwan 歡迎光臨亞洲大學全球資訊網

Infographic of key points from white paper: Fitness & Health Tracking Trends Report, Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare

Trends in Wearable Technology & Preventative Healthcare

Embrace. Smart watch - measure stress, physical activity, sleep. Detects unexpected epileptic seizures (based on combo of stress + activity signals). Sends alert. Ring illuminates time in hrs /mins. Bluetooth, USB, gyroscope, accelerometers, electrodermal activity (skin conductance) From Empatica #epilepsy

Embrace - A gorgeous watch designed to save lives!

Align Postureshirts™. "Controlled resistance used to activate the muscles in the body; NeuroBands stimulate specific muscle groups to keep the spine lengthened and upright." From Alignmed. #shirt