Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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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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Temperature control wearable tech could help decrease energy use

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A team of engineers are working on personal wearable heating and cooling patches. A team of American engineers have developed a temperature control wearable tech that can heat and cools skin with a battery-powered patched embedded in clothing. This technology has the potential to reduce energy consumption. Regulating personal body temperature can decrease energy wastage. Renkun Chen, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and his team of researchers, constructed a temperature control wearable tech patch from thermoelectric alloys embedded between two layers…

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Wearable ocular technology could help those who are blind to see

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Orion is a groundbreaking medical system that uses diverse technologies to help blind individuals see again. A new wearable ocular technology called Orion has been developed by California-based Second Sight. Orion is a visual cortical prosthesis that is made up of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses that are equipped with an affixed camera. The device was designed to provide artificial vision, with the potential to restore some form of useable vision in individuals who are completely blind. Second Sight is planning to test Orion with…

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Huawei smart glasses to be released in summer of 2019

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Huawei has partnered with Gentle Monster for its upcoming designer wearable glasses. Huawei smart glasses are expected to be out later this year, according to the company, which announced its wearable eyewear at the recent Huawei P30 launch event. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer revealed that the new designer shades were developed in collaboration with popular South Korean luxury eyewear brand, Gentle Monster. Unlike other smart glasses on the market, the Huawei wearables won’t feature cameras. The yet-to-be-released Huawei smart glasses reportedly don’t have any cameras according to Gentle Monster’s CEO…

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