wearables

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…

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung is rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The update specifically concerns the user interface, and will allow owners of older Galaxy Watch models to enjoy a slew of features that are currently only available on the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, which debuted earlier this year.…

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in the world of mobile identity, but in Mobile ID World’s latest roundup of top stories, Apple took the biggest slice of reader attention, as it sometimes does. What’s a bit more surprising is that two of Apple’s three highly popular articles concern one of its less popular (in relative…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

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…

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD has purchased more than 10,000 pairs of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for a total price of $7.1 million. The order is part of a formal reseller agreement between the two companies, through which SWORD will offer its Blade-backed SWORD Enterprise security solution to other third party customers. The two companies first started working together…

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Life sciences company Recardio Inc. has announced the rollout of its CardioCare platform across Europe, beginning with more than half a dozen countries, in support of its clinical development programs in cardiovascular health. Recardio’s CardioCare platform was recognized at the European Society of Cardiologists Congress (ESC) in 2018 in Munich, Germany, and has now seen…

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…

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another varied week in mobile identity news, and that is once again reflected in the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. But with a careful look, one or two key themes can be spotted. The FIDO Alliance, for example, found its way into a couple of different stories. One of them…

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor Team Up to Develop Better ECG Technology

Huami and AliveCor are joining forces to develop better heart rate monitors. AliveCor is a producer of personal ECG technology, while Huami is best known as a manufacturer of smart watches and other wearables. The two companies will leverage their respective expertise to design and manufacture new ECG devices that are expected to ship globally…

A Biometrics-heavy Roundup of This Week’s Top Stories

A Biometrics-heavy Roundup of This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, with mobile in-display fingerprint scanning being a particularly important topic across two popular articles. One of these concerns Samsung’s major security fiasco with its Galaxy S10 smartphone. Its in-display fingerprint scanner has evidently been letting unauthorized users unlock devices when they were…

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi Teams Up with MES Provider POMS

Nymi has announced a new partnership with POMS Corporation, allowing POMSnet users to take advantage of the Nymi solution for authentication and e-signing in POMSnet Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Toronto-based Nymi has seen rapid growth in the popularity of its Nymi Band in the pharmaceutical industry since securing $15 million in series-B funding in 2017. The…

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