Wearable technology fitness trackers may soon look to sweat instead of heart rates

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The wearables market is among those that are developing at laser speed, with new advancements regularly occurring. Over the last few years, it has felt as though the new discoveries in wearable technology are becoming increasingly frequent and, among the latest to truly make some noise, has been a concept that would use sensors to examine sweat in order to produce biofeedback. The results of a recent study have been published within the Nature science journal describing the potential of sweat. The researchers from the study determined that there were…

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Mobile payments test to begin by RBC and MasterCard with heartbeat security

Bionym nymi wearable technology mobile payments heartbeat

These giants are trying out identity verification through the use of Bionym wearable technology. The Royal Bank of Canada and MasterCard Inc. are working together with a Canadian startup called Bionym, which has created a wearable technology device called Nymi, and that will now be used in a pilot program to add security to the mobile payments service. The Nymi wearables are a wristband designed to verify the user’s identity through his or her heartbeat. The goal is to be able to use an individual’s cardiac rhythm instead of passwords,…

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