Whither the Smartwatch?

Whither the Smartwatch?

Back in the dark ages of direct mail (when people used to write paper letters and we shopped using printed mail order catalogs), people railed against “junk mail” just like they do today. Only back then they complained about wasting trees; now they...
Headset Helps Legally Blind to See [video]

Headset Helps Legally Blind to See [video]

We’ve written about eyeglasses as wearable Health Tech several times in the past few years. For example, prescription glasses from┬áVSP have integrated biometric sensors to track activity, movement, drowsiness, and other indicators. We wrote about Orcam’s...
OLED Display on Fabric

OLED Display on Fabric

One important role for wearable Health Tech devices is the gathering of data. But that information does little good if the user is not made aware of the results. Wireless communications with a smartphone or other mobile device can be a good solution for some...
Displays as Sensors

Displays as Sensors

What if displays weren’t just another pretty face, something colorful and interesting to look at? What if they could also detect information from their surroundings? What if they had sensors built into them? The fact is that this is not a new concept; as early...