wearables

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS Fast Track Connects Tech Startups with Clients that Need an Upgrade

NEORIS is launching a new partnership program that will make it easier for other companies to update their technology. Dubbed NEORIS Fast Track, the program connects some of the world’s most innovative startups with larger companies that may be interested in their services. The result is an accelerator that could drastically reduce the amount of…

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazon Alexa Comes to Huami’s Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Huami has upgraded the Amazfit Verge smartwatch with the full integration of Amazon Alexa. Users of the wearable device will now be able to talk to the hand to get news, sports, and weather updates, and to perform a slew of basic clerical functions.  “Alexa has become a natural part of our daily routines in…

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Brings New Biometric Authentication Options to Apple Watch

Apple has filed a patent for a new form of biometric authentication that could be deployed in a future version of the Apple Watch. Originally filed in Q3 2018, the new invention is a light field camera capable of sub-epidermal imaging. The camera would be placed on the underside of the Apple Watch, where it…

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto Delivers eSIM Management Services for VIVA Bahrain

Gemalto has forged a new eSIM partnership with VIVA Bahrain, the leading telecom provider in the Kingdom. Specifically, the digital security company will be providing VIVA Bahrain with a subscription management platform that allows for the remote activation of eSIM devices. “We adopt innovative trends in technology to enhance our customers’ experiences,” said VIVA Bahrain…

FPC Announces Card-and-Wearables-focused Biometric Software

FPC Announces Card-and-Wearables-focused Biometric Software

Fingerprint Cards has announced a new biometric software platform aimed specifically at payment card, wearable, and dongle applications. Dubbed “FPC-BEP”, the solution is an adaptation of Fingerprints’ mobile algorithm, and has shown solid results in in-house testing, with the company asserting that it has demonstrated a False Rejection Rate under two percent and a False…

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM has announced a slew of new partnerships that will help make hazardous workplaces safer for employees. The tech giant is specifically targeting physically demanding fields like mining, factories, and construction, equipping workers with wearable Watson IoT devices that monitor biometrics and changes in the surrounding environment, including height, heat, and gas levels. The new…

VivaLNK’s New Wearable Device Will Monitor Patient Health and Generate Clinical Data

VivaLNK’s New Wearable Device Will Monitor Patient Health and Generate Clinical Data

The healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK has unveiled a new medical device that tracks human vital signs and biometrics. Dubbed the Sensor Platform, the wearable IoT device will gather patient data such as heart rate, temperature, and ECG patterns. It will then upload the data to a cloud platform, where it can then be accessed and…

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

A team of researchers from Illinois’s Northwestern University have developed a biometric patch that can be worn on the skin underwater for up to two hours. The patch, measuring in with a diameter of only 30mm, is designed to monitor the wearer’s hydration metrics, with the aim of detecting dehydration and related issues. It features…

Discover Lends Support to Garmin Pay Platform

Discover Lends Support to Garmin Pay Platform

“Based on the FitPay mobile payments platform, Garmin Pay allows users to upload their payment information so that they can make contactless, tap-to-pay purchases using their wristband devices.” Garmin Pay has a big new supporter: Discover has announced that its credit cards can now be used together with the wearables-focused mobile payments platform. The news…

Garmin Pay Ecosystem Expands with New Smartwatch

Garmin Pay Ecosystem Expands with New Smartwatch

The Garmin Pay mobile payments system for wearables has further expanded, this time through a new version of the Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch. The new wearable was announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In its core specs, it’s pretty much the same as the last version of the device, able to store about 500…

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

Thai MNO DTAC Embraces IDEMIA eSIM Provisioning for Smartwatch

IDEMIA‘s remote SIM provisioning technology is once again being used in support of a smartwatch, this time in collaboration with DTAC, a mobile operator in Thailand. The collaboration means that DTAC subscribers will be able to easily set up a new, eSIM-based smartwatch on the network, and to easily change their subscriptions and even network…

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

Apple Patent Depicts Adaptable, Biometric AirPods

“It’s an approach that could prove appealing to health and fitness enthusiasts, and would allow Apple to compete with other new earbud solutions that use biometrics to deliver FitBit-type functionality into that category of wearables.” A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is considering the integration of biometric capabilities into an upcoming version of its…

BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

This time last year was a somewhat tumultuous one in the world of consumer-facing biometrics. Apple had just announced its iPhone X, and an entire industry of mobile device makers who had followed its lead in embracing fingerprint authentication for their own products suddenly faced the question of whether facial recognition was the future, even…

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba has upgraded the software powering its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses for enterprise and industrial use, delivering voice command functionality to the devices. In a statement announcing the upgrade, Toshiba America Client Solutions marketing and engineering VP Carl Pinto called the addition of voice interaction “a game changer” that “allows a professional equipped with our…

IDEMIA Recognized for Wearable Payments Solution

IDEMIA Recognized for Wearable Payments Solution

“The PayWear solution essentially revolves around a small chip called the “PayWear Card”, which can be inserted into a wristband or a small silicone token called the PayWear Keeper.” Australian bank Westpac has bestowed IDEMIA with an innovation award for its efforts with PayWear, a wearable payments solution that bank offers to its customers. The…

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

New Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Could Do More Than Monitor Heart Health

“…it’s worth noting that this technology could also potentially be used for biometric authentication, with other biometrics specialists such as Nymi having demonstrated that the unique patterns in an individual’s heart rhythm can be used for identification.” Along with its unveiling of this year’s new iPhones, Apple also showed off an upgraded Apple Watch this week.…

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

autonomous_ID Announced New Senior Advisor

“I think that autonomous_ID has a technology platform that is perfectly timed and will truly transform how ‘the me’ interacts with connected things.” -Daniel Tu, Executive Advisor to the Chairman, autonimous_ID Biometric wellness and identification specialist autonomous_ID has a new expert on hand to advise senior management: Daniel Tu, the former group chief innovation officer of…

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