wearable technology

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Purchase

Google announced that it has made its Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 available for direct purchase. This means developers interested in tinkering with the product no longer have to go through a “solution provider”, as was the case up until now with the device that was launched almost one year ago for $999. Google initially…

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Withings Smartwatch with ECG Scanner Can Monitor Signs of Sleep Apnea

Smartwatch maker Withings has unveiled its latest offering at CES 2020 this week, the ScanWatch — a smartwatch capable of tracking the wearer’s biometrics and identifying signs of sleep apnea. Using an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) sensor that transmits light into the wearer’s blood vessels, the ScanWatch can take measurements throughout the course of…

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

Blockchain-Based Biometric Patient ID System Patented by Walmart

A new patent detailing a blockchain-based, biometric healthcare system has been awarded to Walmart, of all companies. Entitled, “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device”, the patent describes a system designed to let emergency first responders access the health records of an individual who is incapacitated. The patient’s health records…

NXP Tech Brings mPayments to Classic Watch Design

NXP Tech Brings mPayments to Classic Watch Design

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a new digital wallet system designed for easy integration into a range of potential hardware products. Developed in collaboration with Mastercard and Visa, the mWallet 2GO solution features NFC for contactless payments, a comprehensive Secure Element system, and functionality with the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service and Visa Token Service platforms. It…

Thailand’s First eSIM Smartwatch Backed by IDEMIA Provisioning Solution

Thailand’s First eSIM Smartwatch Backed by IDEMIA Provisioning Solution

“It’s the latest example of the growing prominence of eSIM technology, which allows devices’ cellular network subscriptions to be altered remotely and without the need for the removal of a physical SIM chip.” Thailand just got its first eSIM smartwatch thanks in part to IDEMIA. The company has announced that its remote provisioning solution is being…

Valencell Looks to Reduce Costs with Micromechanics Specialist Sonion

Valencell Looks to Reduce Costs with Micromechanics Specialist Sonion

“The companies indicated that they expect Sonion’s manufacturing expertise to significantly reduce costs pertaining to Valencell’s solutions.”   Valencell is looking to enhance its biometric earbud technology through a new partnership with Danish micro-acoustics and micromechanics specialist Sonion. The aim is to combine Valencell’s biometric sensor modules for ear-focused wearables with Sonion’s expertise in reducing…