Wearables to assess, advise and improve health and wellbeing has long been one of the key use cases of the technology. Now, here’s a new idea which has come out of Google: a health-tracking wristband which is prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials.
One of the most-popular NFL franchises, the Dallas Cowboys, have dedicated a room at their training facility to virtual reality which will allow their quarterbacks, linebackers, and safeties to assess and hone their skills in brand-new ways thanks to technology from Stanford-based StriVR Labs.
As most wearable devices are expensive gadgets with a shelf life, status, style and fashion alone will not ultimately guarantee their long-term success. What is, however, most likely to make or break the wearable technology market will depend on the ability of any single device to strike the perfect balance between their awkward intrusiveness and their arguably incommensurable value.
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With so much competition in the wearables market, on platforms with limited memory, runtime and computing power, gaining an edge is key for OEMs. Increasingly, wearable devices have to both look and run good. That’s where Monotype, a more than 125 year old company, senses an opportunity.