Integrated 3 Dimensional Ready to Wear Body Armor

Image is often our first line of defense against the world.  A stylish well-tailored garment can make a person feel ready and able to take on whatever the day will throw at them.  Unfortunately, in an ever increasing number of locations around the globe whatever the day may throw at you includes gun violence.  The Read more about Integrated 3 Dimensional Ready to Wear Body Armor[…]

Detecting blood alcohol content with an electronic skin patch

Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to errors in judgment, causing, for example, some people to get behind the wheel when they are impaired. To help imbibers easily and quickly know when they’ve had enough, scientists have developed a flexible, wearable patch that can detect a person’s blood-alcohol level from his or her sweat. The monitor, reported in the Read more about Detecting blood alcohol content with an electronic skin patch[…]

Flexible Micro-supercapacitors based on graphene could spur the development of wearable electronics

A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are thick and rigid — not ideal properties for materials that would be used in tiny malleable devices. In a step toward wearable electronics, a team Read more about Flexible Micro-supercapacitors based on graphene could spur the development of wearable electronics[…]

A wearable device with a flexible display roughly five times the surface of a smartwatch

Polyera, a leading flexible electronics company, revealed the hardware and software specifications of the Wove Band and a program for artists, developers and designers to begin working with prototypes in December. The Wove Band is a wearable device with a flexible display roughly five times the surface of a smartwatch. Wove’s Android-based OS runs compositions, which Read more about A wearable device with a flexible display roughly five times the surface of a smartwatch[…]

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Collaborate to Launch New Wellness Program That Links Financial Incentives with the Use of Wearable Devices

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., today announced UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a new wellness program that provides employees with wearable devices at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,460 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps. UnitedHealthcare Motion is Read more about UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Collaborate to Launch New Wellness Program That Links Financial Incentives with the Use of Wearable Devices[…]

A new materials for wearable and flexible electronics market

A new materials package developed by Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and NanoIntegris, a subsidiary of Raymor Industries, will help advance the rapidly expanding wearable and flexible electronics market. The thin film transistor package combines a novel dielectric ink developed at the XRCC, with a high purity, single-walled carbon nanotube ink developed by NanoIntegris. Read more about A new materials for wearable and flexible electronics market[…]

Wearable Ultrasound for the Blind

Wearable Assistive Technology that helps the visually impaired navigate the world around them. The BuzzClip uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies you of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations, allowing you to safely navigate around any objects that you may walk into. Once the BuzzClip detects any Read more about Wearable Ultrasound for the Blind[…]