Levi’s smart jacket with Google gets an upgrade

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A new Levi’s denim jacket is equipped with tech from Google’s Jacquard platform. The new denim Levi’s smart jacket – the Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard – can answer phone calls and control your music. Jacquard, which is part of Google’s experimental ATAP group, has developed small electronic tabs that slip into the cuff of the jacket and pairs with your phone. The Jacquard Tag is smaller than a stick of gum. The electronic tab, which is called the Jacquard Tag, is smaller than a stick of gum and it…

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BioStamp nPoint to be used in new CNS disease research

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MC10 is collaborating with the University of Rochester to advance medical research. MC10, Inc. the company behind the innovative mhealth wearable device BioStamp nPoint, is collaborating with researchers from the University of Rochester. The collaboration will use MC10’s wearable system for the purpose of advancing methods of assessing Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. The research will specifically focus on assessing the disease progression of movement disorders. BioStamp nPoint is a system of wearable sensors that collects health data. More specifically, according to MC10, it is an “FDA 510(k) cleared medical…

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University of Chicago professor is working on creating an innovative wearable EMS device

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Dr. Pedro Lopes wants to close the gap between human and machine. Dr. Lopes, a University of Chicago professor who heads the university’s Human Computer Integration lab, is working on creating a wearable EMS device. Unlike today’s traditional wearables, which essentially function like mini smartphones, the next generation of wearable devices Dr. Lopes and his team are working on are being designed to manipulate your muscles with electrical impulses. The wearable device would give a person the ability to perform a task they do not know how to do. Dr.…

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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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