biometric wearables

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

Can a Biometric Wearable Protect the NBA From Another COVID-19 Delay?

According to a memo sent out by the National Basketball Players Association to the players union and obtained by The Athletic, players will have the option to wear the biometric sensor-laden Oura ring when the 2019-2020 NBA season resumes play at the end of next month in Orlando, Florida. The NBA season was suspended due…

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

Self-Charging Biometric Wearable Gets First Healthcare Order

A Japanese hospital has placed an order for MEDIROM’s MOTHER wearable device. MOTHER was first unveiled at CES 2020, and has been pitched as a self-charging activity tracker that uses thermoelectric technology to turn body heat into the electricity needed to power the device. MEDIROM claims that MOTHER has generated considerable interest from the medical…

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

This Biometric Wearable Can Detect Onset of COVID-19, Say Researchers

A team of researchers announced recently that by analyzing biometric data from a wearable device, they believe they can detect the onset of the COVID-19 virus’ symptoms in seemingly healthy individuals as much as three days in advance. As TechCrunch reports, the study was conducted by researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU), Rockefeller Neuroscience…

Microsoft Patent Details Headphones with Built-in Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has applied for a patent for a set of headphones with built-in fingerprint recognition. According to the patent, the fingerprint scanner would be placed somewhere on the surface of the headphones, with the ear cups standing as one of the more likely possibilities. Consumers would be able to use the fingerprint reader to wake…

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

4G/5G Capabilities Among iFalcon AR Smart Glasses Upgrades

Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology company Vuzix and Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC have announced 4G/5G capabilities for the iFalcon Face Control Mobile, the fully autonomous artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that is integrated with the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. With the latest update to version 2.0, the iFalcon Face Control…

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

California-based Fat Statz has filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics alleging that its patented technology is used in the Samsung Health app. According to Fat Statz via Capshaw Derieux, the company’s representation for this case, the technology behind the patent was intended “to address the motivational needs of people with health and fitness goals.”…

Medopad Rebrands as Huma, Adds Biometric Wearables to Patient Monitoring Portfolio

Medopad Rebrands as Huma, Adds Biometric Wearables to Patient Monitoring Portfolio

Medopad is shaking things up with a corporate rebrand and two new major acquisitions. The remote patient monitoring specialist will henceforth be known as Huma, and it will also be diversifying its portfolio after bringing BioBeats and Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT) in-house. Huma (as Medopad) was founded in 2011, and has primarily focused on remote…

UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

UC San Francisco Project Looks to Biometric Data to Track COVID-19 Spread

A new project by UC San Francisco (UCSF) is asking for volunteers to share their biometric data in an effort to track the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Citizen Science project is an initiative that welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to participate by downloading an app and signing up through UCSF’s Eureka Research…

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

Apple Partners with Gyms to Improve Smart Watch Tracking

In an effort to help its customers keep track of their fitness activities when at the gym, Apple is partnering with the gyms themselves to launch the Apple Watch Connected program. Because fitness trackers tend to rely on GPS to detect distance travelled — like going for a jog or bike ride — using it…

Xyntek Leverages Nymi Band for e-Signature Authentication

Xyntek Leverages Nymi Band for e-Signature Authentication

The pharmaceutical IP company Xyntek has partnered with Nymi to integrate the latter’s wearable technology into its Turnkey Biometrics Authentication Platform. Xyntek’s platform leverages biometric tech to facilitate the creation of secure e-signatures, making it easier for medical and laboratory professionals to sign off on critical procedures and business operations. While Xyntek is currently compatible…

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

The medical genetics company Invitae has developed a new clinical research platform for the Apple Watch. Dubbed ‘Invitae Discover’, the platform will analyze the biometric information gathered through the Apple Watch in an effort to gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of various diseases. Invitae has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Scientific…

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for flexible antenna components that could be integrated into the band of the Apple Watch. The stretchable, bendable antennas would still support the Watch’s wireless capabilities, but would theoretically free up more space in the body of the watch without compromising the integrity…

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Algorithm Lets Insurance Providers Monitor Client Health

Garmin and SCOR Global Life have joined forces to develop a new algorithm that calculates a person’s biological age based on the health data captured with Garmin’s wearable devices. The algorithm is part of SCOR’s Biological Age Model (BAM), which is being rolled out through a collaboration with the Taiwanese insurance company Nanshan.   The…

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

“The company says it will be targeting not only the smart card sector, but also wearables.” Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded…

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety. If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this…

Casio Secures New PRO TREK Smartwatch with Trustonic Technology

Casio Secures New PRO TREK Smartwatch with Trustonic Technology

Casio has turned to Trustonic to safeguard its latest smartwatch. Built specifically for athletes and outdoor adventurers, the Casio PRO TREK Smart WSD-F21HR debuted in August and integrates the Trustonic Secured Platform for additional IoT security. The PRO TREK comes with a slew of fitness-oriented features, including a GPS, offline maps, and a heartrate monitor.…

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Biometric Authentication Wearable Keeps Workplaces Sanitary

Biometric Authentication Wearable Keeps Workplaces Sanitary

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

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