wearables

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

“The system operates by sending out ‘pulse waves’ through the smartwatch’s wrist sensors, with Samsung Health Monitor analyzing the difference between the detection blood pressure change with respect to the baseline calibration.” Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea now have access to the Samsung Health Monitor app, allowing them to track their blood pressure…

Huami Unveils New AI Chip for Biometric Wearables

Huami Unveils New AI Chip for Biometric Wearables

Huami has unveiled a new AI chip for wearable devices. The Huami Huangshan-2(MHS002) is based on RISC-V architecture, and is expected to enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2020. The first wearable devices featuring the chip will arrive in 2021. According to Huami, the new chip is both faster and more energy efficient…

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…

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe has teamed up with Watchdata Technologies to develop contactless payment solutions. The offerings will eventually include wearable devices and contactless payment cards, which will be distributed to banks in multiple regions around the world. Watchdata is based in Beijing, though its company headquarters are located in Singapore. The company specializes in secure transactions and…

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung is trying to encourage better hygiene with a new Hand Wash application for its various wearable devices. The app is now available through the Galaxy Store, and is compatible with Gear S3, Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Watch Active2 devices. The Hand Wash app is essentially a notification system that will…

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix has announced that its technology is appearing in two new vivo products. Most notably, the company’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor will be used for biometric authentication in vivo’s X50 Flagship Series of smartphones. The X50 Flagship Series is one of several vivo smartphones with Goodix fingerprint technology. The optical in-display sensor has already appeared…

Goodix Places Heart Rate, Oxygen Monitor in New Smartwatch

Goodix Places Heart Rate, Oxygen Monitor in New Smartwatch

Goodix is diversifying its portfolio after achieving a major commercial deployment with its heart rate and blood oxygen detection sensor. The biometric sensor will be appearing in the new realme Watch, where it will be leveraged in various health and wellness applications. With the Goodix sensor, the realme smartwatch will be able to monitor the…

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…

Payment Cards, COVID-19, Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payment Cards, COVID-19, Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World news, but this week’s top stories roundup features payment cards as a notable theme, with, of course, an appearance from the topic of COVID-19. This week brought the news that China UnionPay has offered a Letter of Approval for a biometric payment card featuring IDEX Biometrics…

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami is calling attention to a new study that suggests that wearable devices could help predict, monitor, and slow the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The study was sponsored by the Huami Corporation, which also provided the data for the research. To that end, Huami gave researchers access to de-identified sensor data from Huami…

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another busy week in the world of digital and mobile identity. And while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made yet another appearance among the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories, it now appears to be something of a driving factor in this industry. That’s thanks in part to government efforts to…

HID Global and Fidesmo Bring Seos Credentials to Wearable Devices

HID Global and Fidesmo Bring Seos Credentials to Wearable Devices

HID Global has teamed up with Fidesmo to improve the utility of wearable devices. The partnership specifically concerns HID Global’s Seos credentialing technology, which Fidesmo will be integrating into secure element (SE) chips that can then be deployed in wearable devices to enable a variety of different applications. In that regard, the two companies called…

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…

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Future Apple Watch Could Detect Early Signs of Anxiety Attack: Tipster

Apple is planning to make even more thorough use of biometric sensors for fitness and health-related purposes in future versions of the Apple Watch, according to new information from reputed tipster Max Weinbach and the EverythingApplePro channel on YouTube. Weinbach says that Apple is working on functionality that will leverage sensors in the wearable devices…

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Finland-based Oura has generated some considerable investor attention with its eponymous sleep-tracking ring. The company, which was founded in 2013, has brought in $28 million in a Series B funding round. Made of titanium and featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope, NTC temperature sensors, and infrared LEDs, the Oura is designed to measure users’ activity both…

BioIntelliSense Collects Patient Data with New BioHub

BioIntelliSense Collects Patient Data with New BioHub

BioIntelliSense is continuing to build its Data-as-a-Service portfolio with the release of a new 5G BioHub. The BioHub arrives shortly after BioIntelliSense received FDA clearance for its new on-body medical sensor, which has been dubbed the BioSticker. The BioHub was specifically designed to deployed alongside the BioSticker, though it is compatible with other third party…

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR has updated its product lineup with a slew of new IoT devices. The new offerings include smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The highlights are the new HONOR 9X Pro and View 30 Pro smartphones. The former is built with the Kirin 810 AI Chipset and comes equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59″…

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that would essentially turn the Apple Watch’s digital crown into a Touch ID sensor. The crown would stick out from the main body of the watch, and use light-transmission technology to guide an image of the user’s finger to a sensor located within…

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