Body Power for Wearable Devices

Body Power for Wearable Devices

Wearable technology has wonderful potential, especially for health and fitness applications. But there is one important problem that must be solved; how are you going to power these devices? One common solution is to use batteries, but these must be recharged if...
Concept: Wearable Tech for Epilepsy

Concept: Wearable Tech for Epilepsy

According to statistics cited by the technology product design company Artefact, about 3 million people in the United States live with epilepsy. Of these, about 50,000 die every year from epilepsy-related causes. The designers at Artefact wanted to come up with a...
Correcting Vision with Google Glass

Correcting Vision with Google Glass

“Give a kid a hammer, and the whole world looks like a nail.” When it comes to tools, people don’t always use them for their intended purpose. These “off label” applications can result in some startling benefits, however. Consider the...
Wearables: Where the Money Is

Wearables: Where the Money Is

The notorious thief Willie Sutton is perhaps best known for his famous (if apocryphal) quote about why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where the money is.” If you look at the overall wearable technology industry, the healthcare and wellness...
The Display That Remembers

The Display That Remembers

Bi-stable display technologies such as Eink are useful because they consume little or no electricity when the image does not change. On the other hand, LCDs are attractive because you can make small pixels and create different shades of gray to create photo-style...