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Study shines positive light on biometric wearables, and feds are looking

Predictive health checks performed by wrist-wearables that record a person’s biometrics are possible, according to a small study. They are…

 

Can a consumer biometric wearable warn the USAF about infection?

The U.S. Air Force wants to hear about possible commercial-grade wearables that can help contain dangerous virus infections. It has…

 

Whoop gets intimate with biometric health-monitoring underwear

Whoop, maker of wrist-worn fitness trackers and analysis software, has expanded into clothes with built-in biometrics readers. The news comes…

 

Sleep biometrics, remote healthcare, sports visualization draw millions in investment

Biometric health monitoring with wearables could reach potential new users numbering in the hundreds of millions as sub-$100 smartwatch sales…

 

Facebook plans smartwatch with biometrics, Apple Watch to upgrade health app

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

 

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…

 

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…

 

Maxim heart-rate biometrics sensors to run B-Secur HeartKey algorithm

B-Secur has launched a new ultra-low-power health sensor hub for heartbeat biometrics monitoring developed in collaboration with IoT firm Maxim…

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