Wearable Technology

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

In countries where smartphones are popular, it’s common to see folks walking down the street, tiny screen in hand, as they navigate to a new cafe, text with a buddy, or read an email from their boss.

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Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Sports car designs are notorious for having two main goals: look good and go fast. It’s a pretty simple one-size-fits-all formula that has worked well to sell cars for a long time. Lexus is turning that

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This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply more sunscreen

This “smart” bikini detects UV rays and tells you when to apply more sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of those necessary evils in life. Remembering to reapply it throughout the day can be a pain, though, especially if you're busy having fun in the sun! Enter this super smart (and totally

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26-year-old woman receives world’s most advanced bionic hand

26-year-old woman receives world’s most advanced bionic hand

Just in time for the return of Star Wars, bionic hand technology takes a grand step forward. The UK-based Steeper Group promotes its advanced “BeBionic” artificial hand as the world’s most

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Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects is developing a smart fabric called Jacquard, which has the potential to turn your shirt into a touchscreen. The fabric will look and feel like your typical

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Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people with disabilities

Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people with disabilities

The one billion plus people around the world who live with a disability, physical or developmental, face enormous challenges that too often are ignored by the able-bodied majority. People with

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Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia, makers of outdoor and technical clothing with an eco-friendly heart, is making it easier than ever for consumers to get more life out of their gear. Much of Patagonia's clothing has long been

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

Last week, President Barack Obama rolled out a plan to reinvigorate textile manufacturing in America. Part of the new plan is a challenge issued by the Department of Defense worth $150 million, which will

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Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

Quell provides the world’s first wearable pain relief

For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief can be difficult. Quell provides drug-free pain relief by stimulating a natural nervous-system response that blocks pain signals. The device connects

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Apple Watch is little more than a wearable extension of your iPhone

Apple Watch is little more than a wearable extension of your iPhone

Later today, Apple is set to launch their latest smart accessory: the Apple Watch. In a long-anticipated move, Apple steps into the wearable technology pool alongside other manufacturers like Samsung and

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Researchers use smart phones to track city pollution levels

Researchers use smart phones to track city pollution levels

Air pollution isn't fixed. It fluctuates throughout the day, depending on time and location, meaning that the health risks associated with air pollution can increase depending on how high the local

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Could shrimp shells help make solar power affordable for everyone?

Could shrimp shells help make solar power affordable for everyone?

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science have used hydrothermal carbonization to create carbon quantum dots for solar cells from chitin and chitosan,

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These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

Parents of autistic children have a lot to keep tabs on. One of the most frightening tendencies for some children with autism is the tendency to wander off, which can be dangerous or even

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This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

File under 'things we never knew we needed'... and are actually pretty sure we still don't: this robot/hat/backpack contraption by Japanese ketchup kings Kagome will feed you a steady stream of tomatoes

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Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

Google Glass is dead, long live Google Glass

  The opportunity to buy Google Glass is now past. The test drive is over. The beta install has expired. The free trial membership has ended. The testing phase of the product development life

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Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

When you complained about the cold as a kid, Dad used to say, "Put on a sweater." He might have be onto something. A research team at Stanford University has been working on textiles that actually radiate

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This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

  When folks zip down icy, snow-covered mountains at warp speed, it's only natural that some (OK, most) of those people are going to take a fall. That's why skiing and snowboarding, while fun,

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2014 (Vote for the Coolest)

  The intersection of technology and fashion was a recurring theme for 2014. Solar power, energy generators, and 3D printing are just some of the ideas that blew us away this year. We've rounded

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Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

Wearable biospheres could allow people to live on other planets

If humans are ever going to survive on different planets in our solar system, we are going to need a steady supply of oxygen, food and water. People have had any number of ideas to solve the problem, but

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Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style!

Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style!

If you've ever watched with envy as Spider-Man or Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt scale structures with ease, then this could be your lucky day. According to the MIT Technology Review, a team from Stanford

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Researchers Develop $60 Sonar ‘Watch’ to Help Blind People Navigate

Researchers Develop $60 Sonar ‘Watch’ to Help Blind People Navigate

We love a good collaborative project as much as we love a good bit of biomimicry. That makes us happy to report that biology and computer science students and professors at Wake Forest University have

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How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

Wearable technology is blowing up, so with new smart watches and smart textiles popping up constantly, it might be past time to consider what all of those little electromagnetic signals are doing to our

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World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again

World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again

Losing the ability to walk is a big deal that can affect a person’s life in so many ways, but a new device is helping people who have an injured limb to regain their mobility. According to the

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Meet Nixie, the World’s First Wearable Drone

Meet Nixie, the World’s First Wearable Drone

The selfie just went airborne thanks to Nixie, a drone you can wear on your wrist like a watch! According to the inventor, with just a simple gesture, the drone takes off, turns its camera to you to snap

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CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

What if, when you got sick of the pattern on your favorite jacket, instead of donating it you could just change the pattern using an app on your phone? CuteCircuit is making it happen! The atelier

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PHOTOS: Apple Unveils The Apple Watch – Its First Wearable Device

PHOTOS: Apple Unveils The Apple Watch – Its First Wearable Device

Things to know about the newly launched Apple Watch: 1. It is Apple's first wearable device. 2. The smartwatch features a square face made from sapphire crystal and the watch case is available in

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Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn't changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi’s brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism

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Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright

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How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning

How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning

Would you dare to wear clothing that conducts electricity? Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht's "Faraday Cage" dress is capable of conducting close to a million volts of electricity! Her conductive ensemble

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