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Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new report suggests that this tech will provide companies with a connected plant floor investment. A newly released study shows wearable technology adoption is far from being limited to fitness trackers among people trying to live healthier lives. The number of manufacturers seeking a connected plant floor has also caused wearables to become more popular. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corp placed showed wearables use rapidly growing. Manufacturing companies … Read entire article »

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Touch sensitive technology could be the next big thing in wearables

Touch sensitive technology could be the next big thing in wearables

New elastic fibers developed by North Carolina State University researchers may open many doors for wearable tech. Touch sensitive technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could soon be integrated into wearable devices. This tech is based on new forms of elastic fibers created by those researchers. The purpose of the elastic fibers is to make it possible to create wearables with touchscreen-like capabilities. The touch sensitive technology was created by the researchers to be both stretchable … Read entire article »

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Louis Vuitton smartwatch called Tambour Horizon unveiled

Louis Vuitton smartwatch called Tambour Horizon unveiled

The luxury brand has become the latest designer to join the wearable technology marketplace. The Tambour Horizon Louis Vuitton smartwatch is gaining a great deal of attention since it was first introduced last week. The attraction to the device is because it is not only a piece of wearable technology but it also looks like a luxury timepiece. The Louis Vuitton wearables are the latest addition to the Tambour line, which is the designer’s signature line. The Tambour … Read entire article »

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Samsung wearable devices take Fitbit’s market position for the first time

Samsung wearable devices take Fitbit’s market position for the first time

This shows that the South Korean brand is taking some very meaningful strides in this gadget category. Samsung wearable devices have hit a major landmark as they have now overtaken their rival, Fitbit, for the first time. For years, Fitbit has been the measure against which other top wearables companies have measured themselves. Now, a Strategy Analytics research report shows that Samsung wearable devices account for more of the market than Fitbit. During the first quarter of 2017, … Read entire article »

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New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

The SolePower work boot is currently only a prototype but it is designed to reduce the risk of injury or worse. The smart clothing technology industry is a rapidly growing one, despite the fact that virtually nobody is wearing any of it yet. The vast majority of the devices remain in their prototype phase. That said, many are becoming funded or have already achieved their funding and could be seen on store shelves in upcoming months … Read entire article »

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Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Tech experts have created a form of hybrid material using the fibroin protein from the luxury textile. A tech developer team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has come up with a silk wearable technology fabric. It uses the silk fibroin protein to create a kind of hybrid material that can function as a wearable sensor and yet still easily suit today’s fashion market. The idea is that the fabric could one day be made … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on … Read entire article »

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Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

Despite the fact that Tim Cook continues to refuse to reveal the sales figures for the Apple Watch, it has still beaten Fitbit. The Apple Watch sales numbers remain a mystery because of the company’s policy not to reveal this information about its wearable technology or other devices. However, despite the silence about the numbers, Apple has been declared the leader in the wearables market. Fitbit had previously held the top spot because of its highly popular … Read entire article »

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Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

It may not be the Apple Watch but equine wearables may help improve both animal training and health. The athletic wearable technology industry is continuing its rapid growth among humans, but now horses are also benefiting from the tech. While wrist-worn pedometers and heart rate monitors have become commonplace for people to wear, a German startup called HorseAnalytics is using devices to enhance equestrian sports. The goal of these wearables is to change the way we understand … Read entire article »

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eSight Smart glasses bring sight to the visually impaired

eSight Smart glasses bring sight to the visually impaired

People who are legally blind have the chance for an instant and significant vision improvement through these wearables. eSight, a Toronto, Canada-based wearable technology company, has developed a pair of smart glasses to help people with low vision. The eSight 3 device is meant to assist people who are legally blind to experience 20/20 visin correction. The glasses capture the image of the wearer’s surroundings in real-time and display it in a way the wearer can see. The … Read entire article »

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What’s behind Warren Buffett’s wearable technology investment?

What’s behind Warren Buffett’s wearable technology investment?

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO broadened his portfolio to include tech, an area where he’s typically cautious. Third richest man on the planet, Warren Buffet has now added wearable technology investment to his portfolio. This is a man known for investing skillfully, for being exceptionally strategic with his investing and careful with his money when it comes to tech. Many people are seeing the new investment into wearables as an important sign that they’re going somewhere. The reason is … Read entire article »

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