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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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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