Google has developed a "nanoparticle pill" which they are looking to incorporate with a smartwatch to detect the killer disease early through blood analysis.
BlackBerry has been awarded a slew of patents, including a patent for technology which enables users to unlock their smartphone without a lock code when a wearable device is nearby.
According to survey bods YouGov, wearable device penetration will more than double in 2015 to hit 6.1 million.
Wearable technology is changing every facet of our lives including how we make and experience sports and entertainment. The data collected by these devices are being used by coaches in training of their players to track performance, ensure that they are getting the rest they need in breaks and reduce the risk of injury.
There are two main challenges with developing for wearable devices; creating a seamless user experience, and getting enough processing power to enable the seamless user experience you’ve created. Cortus, a French company which creates low-power IP cores, has announced the first in a new family of products based on its v2 instruction set, specifically targeting sensors, wearables, and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Microsoft Research revealed its 'IllumiRoom' project last year and provided us with an exciting look at the future of gaming. Now IllumiRoom is back with a spiritual successor under the new name of 'RoomAlive' and we are inching closer to their vision allowing our dreams to come true.
As hacks go, it’s a pretty useless one. But it’s an interesting look at what wearable devices are capable of. YouTube user Corbin Davenport has uploaded a video appearing to show a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch running Windows 95.
The easiest way to learn how Android Wear works is to install the Android Wear companion app on your handheld device, connect an Android watch or emulator and try it out. The new Android Wear companion app completely replaces the earlier Android Wear Preview app.
GPS provider Garmin has launched Connect IQ, a platform for developers to build apps which connect with Garmin’s wearable devices. It’s an interesting move for the firm whose series of wearable devices, outside of fitness trackers, struggles compared to other vendors. As a result, the fact they’re looking for third party developers to beef up their offering is an understandable one.
With over 10 million wearable devices sold in 2014 alone - should brands start paying more attention to the wearables space?
Getting wearable app development right is tricky for enterprise development teams. It’s a set of challenges that involves not only the new tiny and hands-free form factor, but also the new user interfaces, user experiences, and even application use cases.