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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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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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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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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