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.

 

Explainer: Healthcare and Medical Biometrics

Healthcare biometrics refers to biometric applications in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or for use in monitoring patients. This can include access…

 

Scosche Industries and Valencell to launch biometric fitness monitoring products at CES 2014

Valencell announced a licensing partnership with consumer accessories company Scosche Industries to launch biometric fitness monitoring products in 2014. The…

 

Bionym launches wearable biometric authentication device

Toronto-based Bionym has just launched the Nymi, a new wearable biometric authentication device that uses an embedded electrocardiogram sensor for…

 

Orbeus launches Rekognition, avoids Google Glass facial recognition ban

The Google Glass facial recognition saga continues. A new service, called Rekognition has recently been launched by San Francisco-based computer vision…

 

Google rules out facial recognition for Google Glass

Google has officially said that it will not add facial recognition features to Google Glass, following both interest and concern…

 

Ming Kuo weighs in on the iWatch, expects biometric functionality

As far as Apple rumors go, Ming Kuo, from KGI Securities has the best track record. In a recent note…

 

Lambda Labs set to launch facial recognition API for Google Glass

TechCrunch is reporting that Lambda Labs, a San Francisco startup, is preparing to release a facial recognition API for developers working…

 

Baidu’s Baidu Eye is similar to Google Glass and could support facial recognition

China’s largest search engine, Baidu, is reported developing digital eyewear similar to the Google glass project, though this Chinese iteration reportedly…

 

Super-thin wearable sensor monitors health, transmits data

Researchers at the University of Illinois have created a way to print micro devices directly to the skin that can…

 

Fitness-tracking device study investigates effectiveness

A recent tracking device study conducted by Club One, Inc. has found that users who tracked personal wellness data self-reported no statistically…

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