Wearable gadgets may help improve safety for gas and oil operations

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Gas and oil companies are evaluating the potential benefits of deploying wearables to workers. According to research conducted by data and analytics company GlobalData, wearable gadgets may improve the day-to-day safety and efficiency of field technicians in oilfield operations. The wearables could help to ensure safety and provide audiovisual assistance. The initial research conducted by GlobalData focuses on enabling real-time monitoring of field technicians to make certain of their safety and to deliver audiovisual assistance to perform asset maintenance. It is thought that this could be made possible with the…

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New baby monitor wearables help parents remotely track their child’s wellbeing

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Bluebell has developed a smart monitor that includes devices for both baby and parent. British start-up Bluebell has teamed up with design agency Tangerine to develop baby monitor wearables that consists of a wearable baby monitor device attached to the baby’s clothing, which sends alerts to parents through a wearable wristband and app. The system has been designed to help make baby monitoring more efficient and easier for parents. The baby monitor wearables allow parents to remotely monitor their baby’s activity and wellbeing, alerting them to any change that might…

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Scientists make unique wearable technology discovery involving acids from red wine

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Tannic acid may be the key to next-gen wearable tech. A team of scientists from the University of Manchester have made a wearable technology discovery involving tannic acid that could lead to the development of more durable and flexible wearable devices. The researchers extracted tannic acid from red wine, coffee and black tea for their experiment. Adding tannins to the technology improved mechanical properties of certain materials, increasing lifespan. Through their wearable technology discovery, the scientists found that by adding tannic acid extracted from red wind, coffee or black tea,…

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New wearable tracking tech assess worker performance

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Soon, more than steps, sleep and heartrate might be tracked by wearable devices. Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a wearable tracking system that assess work performance. Their mobile-sensing system, which is composed of fitness bracelets, sensors and a custom app, can reportedly measure employee performance with approximately 80% accuracy. The system monitors emotional and physical signals of the device wearer. The system of the wearable tracking tech monitors emotional and physical signals that employees produce during the day. It then uses this data to generate a performance profile over time.…

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AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

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The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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