While the rise of fashionable lifestyle wearable devices – tracking your movement, monitoring your heartbeat and even reporting on your patterns of sleep – has captured plenty of headlines and media attention, the business applications for wearables have largely escaped the hype.
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.
Samsung is ramping-up to the launch of its flagship 'Orbis' smartwatch later this year and we are seeing patents being submitted left, right, and center from the company which has ensured the company remains the biggest holder of wearable patents.
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When ApplePay arrived on the scene offering users the comfort of using their iPhone 6 and Apple Watch to pay in shops and apps, it appeared a straightforward partnership opportunity for banks. Barclays, however, is going down a different route.