wearables

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…

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami Debuts Amazfit GTS Smartwatch at IFA 2019

Huami has announced the launch of its latest smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Amazfit GTS at IFA Berlin 2019. The Amazfit GTS, which comes in six different colours, has a design that has changed considerably since last year’s Amazfit Verge. It sports a square 1.65″ curved AMOLED screen with a 341 pixel-per-inch resolution and is…

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Labs has released the first FIDO authentication solution designed specifically for smart watch devices. Dubbed the Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch, the solution is based on the same technology that is already used to safeguard web and mobile apps, and extends those strong FIDO standards to the smart watch ecosystem. The…

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It has been a smartphone-heavy week on Mobile ID World. Three of this week’s top stories are concerned with smartphone tech, and these all involve some of the most prominent brands in the industry. Samsung, for example, found its way into the news with a new patent describing a front-facing triple sensor system for a…

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

A new patent suggests that Apple could still be looking to add a smart ring to its rapidly expanding portfolio of wearable devices. The proposed ring would have wireless capabilities, and would come equipped with a processor, a power supply, and a microphone to deliver a collection of features comparable to the Apple Watch. Those…

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,…

Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Sports injury startup Fathom AI has launched Fathom Pro, a wearable sensor-based system aimed at reducing injuries resulting from running and providing recovery exercises based on biometric feedback. Fathom Pro uses three compact sensors, each the size of a quarter, that the user places on their lower back and just above each ankle. These sensors…

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…

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple recently filed a new patent that could lead to a future iteration of the popular AirPods earphones equipped with more than one biometric sensor. This could potentially add to Apple’s growing focus on biometrics for authentication, security, and health. Filed on October 3rd, 2019, with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and quite similar…

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.…

New Infrared LEDs Enable Facial Recognition on a Smartwatch

New Infrared LEDs Enable Facial Recognition on a Smartwatch

“Biometric identification will become an increasingly important part of our lives in the future.” – Arne Fleißner, Product Manager, Osram Opto Semiconductors Munich-based Osram Opto Semiconductors is looking to facilitate facial recognition on smartwatches with a new pair of infrared LED solutions. The LEDs, dubbed SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, can each be used in…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

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