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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Withings ScanWatch combines two heart health monitoring technologies

Withings ScanWatch at CES 2020 - Engadget YouTube

The new smartwatch won’t be available to consumers until it receives its FDA approval. The new Withings ScanWatch has been unveiled, revealing a wearable device that brings together two important types of health monitoring tech. The first is a form that detects atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm condition. The second measures oxygen levels in the blood while the wearer is asleep, which can help in sleep apnea detection. These two types of health monitor can help wearers to spot the presence of difficult to detect conditions. The Withings ScanWatch uses…

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Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

EEG wearable device - nūrio - nūrio YouTube

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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