Apple Watch heart study sells wearable tech to seniors for only $49

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The tech giant is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to research atrial fibrillation. A new Apple Watch study with pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is examining the device’s capacity to detect a heart rhythm abnormality in seniors. Seniors assigned the wearable technology for the research are able to buy it at Best Buy for $49. This will become one of the biggest randomized digital health studies that has ever been conducted. The Apple Watch study is also another example of a pharmaceutical company and technology company partnering with a retailer.…

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Bracelet of Silence wearable technology to block eavesdropping technology

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The tech stops wearers from having to worry about being heard by Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. A new Bracelet of Silence devices has been developed for people who want the choice whether or not gadgets hear them. Microphones are enabled in a growing number of devices and are far from limited to smartphones. Smart homes are becoming more common and include everything from speakers to doorbells. As helpful as Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo speaker, the Ring doorbell, Google Home, Nest and Smart Speaker, or Apple’s Siri-enabled gadgets may be, not…

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Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

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The nūrio EEG is the world’s smallest wearable device designed for consumers. An innovative EEG wearable device called nūrio has been selected by Protolabs as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology. The gadget, developed by nūrio, is the smallest wearable consumer EEG device in the world and provides users with the capability of visualizing mental activity though corresponding app and control IoT devices using brain waves. No voice commands are required. The EEG wearable device is about the same size as a headphone and has…

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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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