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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.

 

Oura acquires Proxy, bringing digital ID applications to biometric smart ring

Smart ring manufacturer Oura has announced the acquisition of Proxy, a digital identity signal platform, for an undisclosed amount of…

 

Token raises $30M to fuel growth and development of biometric authentication wearable

Token has announced a $30 million funding round to support the product development of its biometric wearable for passwordless FIDO2-compliant…

 

New study reveals motion data can identify people in VR

A new study has revealed that the movements of an individual’s head and hands in a virtual reality (VR) application…

 

Biometric cuffs being introduced to US county jail

A county sheriff’s office in the U.S. state of Georgia is going to put biometric wrist bracelets on its jail…

 

Linxens takes majority stake in Sweden’s Nile to boost healthcare wearables development

Linxens is acquiring a majority stake in Nile, a company that makes printed electronics, NFC and wearable solutions for the…

 

Protection of health data comes with catches when it comes at all

Health data is the innermost kukla in the nesting doll that is personal digital privacy, and try as some might,…

 

FTC fires a shot across the bow of anyone wanting to sell personal reproductive data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says it will go after any business that illegally monitor or handle information related to…

 

Token raises $13M and appoints CEO scale biometric authentication wearable business

Biometric wearable-maker Token has raised $13 million in a Series B funding round for solution development and demand generation and…

 

Athletes data privacy concerns raise question of what counts as biometrics

Professional athletes have launched an initiative called Project Red Card to protect the privacy of their sports performance data, which…

 

US government seeks Smart ePants contractors for sensor-woven clothing

Defense Department officials are moving ahead in their search for sensor-studded, electric clothing fit for military service members. The Smart…

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