CU Boulder develop new biological battery that turns you into a power source

Biological battery - person wearing smartwatch

Researchers have come up with a low-cost wearable device turning the body into an electricity generator. University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers have developed a new form of biological battery technology. This tech converts the human body into a low-cost power source. The researchers published the details about their new device in the Science Advances journal. The biological battery device is stretchy so that it can be worn as virtually any type of accessory that comes in contact with the skin. This includes as a bracelet, ring, or other kind of…

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Fitbit acquisition by Google is now complete, despite controversy

Fitbit acquisition - person wearing Fitbit device

Following considerable regulatory scrutiny, Alphabet now owns the fitness tracking company. After having undergone regulatory scrutiny both in the United States and by the European Union, the Fitbit acquisition by Google’s parent company Alphabet has become official. Among the primary concerns voiced about this deal is that Google would receive massive data quantities. The Fitbit acquisition gives Google access to a substantial amount of logged user health data. This was among the primary regulatory concerns for the deal. The reason is that targeted advertising is central to Google’s revenue. Therefore,…

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US Army wearable tech to collect biometric data for soldiers

US Army Wearable Tech - soldier with helmet and googles

The goal is to use the IVAS headset in the development of military artificial intelligence. US Army wearable tech intends to collect soldier biometric data in order to integrate these gadgets with several other forms of technology such as augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI). The outcome will be AR goggles that will enhance cybersecurity. Among the top technological military goals over the next year will be in user authentication. Network Cross-Function Team senior science and technology advisor Donald Coulter spoke at a C4ISRNET-hotsted webinar at the start of…

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Scientists develop sign language glove for real-time translation

Sign language glove - UCLA Research

This allows the wearer to hear the translation read out loud by way of a connected smartphone. UCLA scientists have developed a new type of sign language glove that will read out loud in real time. This has the potential to help hearing impaired people to enjoy direct communication with anyone, without the need for someone to translate from signing. Sensors within this one-hand wearable reads the ASL signing for translation by the app. This wearable contains a special sensor that spans throughout the length of each of the fingers…

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Bracelet of Silence wearable technology to block eavesdropping technology

Bracelet of Silence - Google Nest Mini

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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