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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…

 

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…

 

Engineer sees through-the-wall surveillance as a net good — and very possible

An industry insider’s view of today’s surveillance and rescue systems that see through walls, published last week, will offer hope…

 

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…

 

Microsoft and Samsung show work on health biometrics in patent filings

A patent application from Microsoft describing emotion detection by a biometric health monitoring system based on information gathered by wearables,…

 

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,…

 

The pulse in your face and an app could replace biometric health monitors

A biometrics idea for contactless monitoring of blood pressure and other health indicators has shown up in a pair of…

 

New patents signal dawn of optical health biometrics scanners in smartphones

Innovative and convenient health monitoring tools are set to enter smartphones as the health biometrics industry sees continued growth. While…

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