Wearable Technology

Smart wearable devices are becoming an increasingly popular form of identification using biometric measurements and are set to replace traditional password and chip and pin authentication methods while continuing to assist both the fitness and medical industries.

Facebook is considering an innovative design for its upcoming smartwatch with a biometric heart rate monitor and two detachable cameras,…

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Stick close. Samsung announces a skin-mounted, flexible biometric device

Fitbits and similar biometric monitors are great as far as they go, but going can be problem. They only work…

 

Biometric health innovations for wearables advance towards market

Several companies have unveiled upgrades to their biometrics-powered wearable devices last week. LifeQ announced a $47 million investment funding round…

 

Apple, Theia Interactive explore biometric technologies for VR applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a new head-mountable device patent application by Apple, which describes face…

 

Low-power biometric wearables and IoT partnership formed by Winbond and Ambiq

Semiconductor memory supplier Winbond has partnered with Ambiq to manufacture ultra-low-power system solutions for IoT (Internet of Things) devices and…

 

Researchers urge protection of athletes’ biometric data amid legal uncertainty

The increasing tracking and use of athletes’ biometric data, combined with growing interest in the data for a range of…

 

Oura raises $100M, Sencure $1.8M in busy biometric wearables market

Oura secures the headline figure, but Sencure has also raised funding to develop its wearable biometrics for health monitoring, as…

 

Apple Watch biometric readings for COVID detection investigated

Apple has partnered with researchers from the University of Washington (UW) to explore how the Apple Watch could help predict…

 

Open-source, Arduino-based wearable biometric sensor EmotiBit meets Kickstarter goal

EmotiBit wearable sensor module A new biometric, wearable sensor module based on Arduino is now available on Kickstarter. Dubbed EmotiBit,…

 

Apple exploring mobile digital ID and wearable authentication tech

Two new patent filings signal that Apple is venturing into mobile device-embedded digital ID as well as wearable devices that…

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