wearables

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…

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…

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

Researchers Show Off AuraRing Gesture Ring and Wristband

A team of researchers at the University of Washington showed off the AuraRing, their high-resolution optical gesture tracking system. The AuraRing uses an oscillating electromagnetic field generated by an index finger-sized ring — which contains a coil of wire wrapped 800 times around it — powered by a tiny battery generating only 2.3 milliwatts of…

Innovation and Coronavirus in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Innovation and Coronavirus in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has spread even to this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories; but the collection is otherwise full of innovation. Tinder, for example – the iconic dating app – is now embracing selfie-based authentication, with plans to get this functionality automated using Artificial Intelligence. It’s a means of verifying users…

Vuzix Brings Zoom Video Conferencing to Smart Glasses

Vuzix Brings Zoom Video Conferencing to Smart Glasses

Vuzix is now offering support for the Zoom video conferencing application. The feature will be available to customers using the Vuzix M-Series and the Vuzix Blade smart glasses. According to Vuzix, the new Zoom application was developed specifically for Vuzix smart glasses, and was prioritized to meet a common request from enterprise customers. The utility…

The Return of Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

The Return of Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories includes a wide range of topics, including wearables, payment cards, eSIM technology, and more. First up: smart glasses. This technology seemed so promising before the commercial failure of Google Glass, but there may be growing excitement about it once again. That’s certainly suggested by the reader…

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

AR Market to Grow by $76.99B Between 2020-2024: Report

According to a new report by global research and advisory company Technavio, the global augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow by $76.99 billion in the period between 2020-2024. The growth in the market is expected to receive a boost from the growing AR-enabled smart glasses market. Smart glasses add contextual information using AR…

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

Smart glasses maker North showed off the prototype of its follow-up to last year’s Focals smart glasses at CES2020 in Las Vegas this month. The Focals 2.0 look to improve upon last year’s release in a number of ways, and reducing the size of the glasses is one of them. The second generation pair is…

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

In a new blog post, Vuzix is predicting (or perhaps hoping) that smart glasses are poised to follow smartphones and tablets to become the next mainstream consumer device. In that regard, the company is placing its faith in Gen Z, implying that the younger generation (those born between 1996 and 2010) will search for more…

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Biometric smartglasses specialist Vuzix is enjoying broad promotional support from its partners at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among those showcasing its smartglasses, which have raised some eyebrows with their incorporation of facial recognition technology, are Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation, whose Genzõ mobile platform enables video chat and medical consultation through the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses;…

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…

Haptx Raises $12 Million in Funding for Sensor-Packed Glove

Haptx Raises $12 Million in Funding for Sensor-Packed Glove

Seattle-based startup Haptx has announced it has secured another $12 million in funding to further develop its glove hardware. This round of funding — which brings the total amount raised by Haptx thus far to $19 million — came from Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, Upheaval Investments, Votiv Capital, Keiretsu Forum, Keiretsu Capital, NetEase and Amit Kapur of Dawn…

Wearable Mind-Controlled UI Startup Raises $6M in Series A

Wearable Mind-Controlled UI Startup Raises $6M in Series A

Neurotechnology specialist Neurable has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round. Based in Boston, the company has focused on developing wearable EEG technology designed to let users interact with software using only their minds. Neurable first demonstrated this technology in an application involving a Virtual Reality games, a collaboration with Red Bull that…

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

American Express and Vitality — a life insurance and investment company — have teamed up to launch a new credit card that rewards users based on how physically active they are. The Vitality American Express Card — available to existing Vitality members with eligible policies — will offer cash-back rewards depending on how physically active…

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…

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