Intel & SMS Team to Create Biometric Buds

Intel & SMS Team to Create Biometric Buds

Ready for your workout? Motivational tunes on your phone: check! Earbuds to listen to your tunes: check! Earbuds to monitor heart rate: what the what? It’s true, later this fall, you can leave your chest strap in the drawer along with all your other outgrown and...
Smart Glasses Aid Low-Vision Users [video]

Smart Glasses Aid Low-Vision Users [video]

Researchers at Oxford University are developing smart glasses designed to help people with impaired vision. They are conducting trials with various prototype systems to see how they can most effectively help those with limited eyesight. The project was recently...
Consumer Segments for Digital Health Products

Consumer Segments for Digital Health Products

The market research firm Parks Associates has released their analysis of the market for consumer digital health products. They found that “health consciousness” is a predictor for consumer demand for such devices. Their research leads them to break it down...
Batteries by the Square Yard

Batteries by the Square Yard

One problem with wearable technology and other mobile devices is that they require power to operate. For low-power devices, energy harvesting can be a solution, but most require stored electricity which is why we rely so heavily on batteries. Imagine that you simply...
Intel Helps Tackle Parkinson’s with Big Data

Intel Helps Tackle Parkinson’s with Big Data

In an online press event today, Intel announced a new joint project with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The goal is to apply Big Data tools and techniques to gather and analyze information from wearable devices in order to learn more...
How Do You Know It Works? The Certification Conundrum

How Do You Know It Works? The Certification Conundrum

When it comes to sports, from amateur to professional, concern about brain damage due to concussions and blows to the head are reaching a crescendo. Manufacturers have responded with a variety of products designed to monitor impact forces on a player’s head, but...
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