GPS tracking smartwatch for kids has security flaw

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The security flaw could allow a stranger to stalk a child with the device. TicTocTrack, a popular GPS tracking smartwatch for children in Australia, has been found to have security flaws that could potentially allow hackers to track and call children. The researchers found that the watch’s services could be easily compromised. Computer researchers at Pen Test Partners discovered vulnerabilities in the watch on Monday. The researchers found that the GPS tracking smartwatch, which has been sold in Australia since 2014, could allow hackers to view personal data on the…

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Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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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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New wearable technology transforms sign language into audible speech

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Kenyan engineer and innovator creates gloves that could revolutionize sign language communication. A new type of wearable technology could revolutionize the way that those who are deaf and those who can hear, but who do not necessarily understand sign language, communicate. Called Sign-IO gloves, the wearable tech was invented by young Kenyan engineer and innovator, Roy Allela. The Sign-IO gloves are capable of translating sign language into audible speech. The glove has been designed to connect through Bluetooth to an Android phone and uses the device’s text-to-speech function to provide…

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Fossil’s smartwatch technology purchased by Google

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The Internet tech giant has acquired Fossil’s wearable technology for $40 million. To pursue its smartwatch vision, Google is reportedly buying Fossil’s smartwatch technology for $40 million. This is big news as Google has yet to release or show off a premium version of Wear OS. The new deal also includes a smartwatch that is already in development. With the purchase of this smartwatch technology, this could mean that Google will also be releasing one of these wearable devices, sooner rather than later. According to TechCrunch, the deal between Fossil…

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L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure pH levels in real-time

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The company unveiled its new wearable technology at CES 2019. The L’Oreal wearable skin sensor, called My Skin Track pH, is said to be the first wearable and companion app to easily measure personal pH levels. The French beauty giant unveiled its new tech by La Roche-Posay at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sensor can measure personal pH levels in 15 minutes. Using trace amounts of sweat, the L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure personal pH levels in as little as 15 minutes. The user’s pH levels…

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IBM wearable technology provides mobile health monitoring using hand strength

The latest in mhealth uses a fingernail sensor to quickly and easily measure your overall wellness. A new IBM wearable technology was unveiled this week, adding a “first of its kind” to the mobile health industry. At the moment, this mhealth wearable device remains in the prototype phase. There have been other types of mhealth device in the form of wearables. From the traditional fitness tracker to gadgets that smell your breath, sample your stool or gauge how you type, mobile health technology is rapidly expanding. That said, a new…

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Smart dress reveals how frequently women are harassed at nightclubs

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A touch-sensitive dress shows that women are not exaggerating about sexual harassment at nightclubs. A smart dress created for a project called “The Dress for Respect,” tracked how often and how intensely women in Brazil were groped on an average night out at a club or party. The special dress was embedded with sensor technology. The sensor technology that was embedded into the garment tracked both touch and pressure. This information was immediately sent to a visual system so that the project researchers could track the harassment in real time.…

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Tappy adds finger-scanning mobile payments to watch bands

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A new battery-less biometric payment authentication system can turn a watch band into a credit or debit card. Tappy Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company, has developed a finger-scanning mobile payments authentication system that is small enough to fit inside a watch band. The system turns the watch band into a secure credit card or debit card, providing wearers with a convenient, battery-free, contactless payment solution. Tappy’s solution gives banks an alternative to sharing transaction fees with bigger tech companies. More and more consumers are becoming comfortable with using their smartwatches…

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Unique IoT wearable device could offer safety benefits to construction workers

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Three companies are investigating the potential safety benefits of new a wearable device at construction sites. Travelers Companies, Inc. announced a partnership with Gilbane and Triax Technologies to study the potential safety benefits a special IoT wearable device can provide construction site workers. Travelers Companies is an insurance firm, Gilbane is one of the country’s largest contractors, and Triax Technologies is a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology. Construction workers are at a huge risk of work-related industries. Finding new ways to manage these risks and keep workers…

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Focals smart glasses intend to succeed where Google and Intel failed

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A Canadian company is aiming to provide people with the smart glasses experience they actually want. North, an Ontario-based company previously called Thalmic Labs, is launching its Amazon-backed Focals smart glasses. The goal of this wearable technology is to provide mobile users with an intuitive way to check notifications, check the weather, read and respond to text messages, plan a commute with Uber, speak with Alexa and more. The major difference between Focals and previous smart glasses models, is that North’s product is stylish, practical and designed for everyday wear.…

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