Case study: How wearable tech can help fight heart disease

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According to a 2002 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), hypertension – otherwise known as high blood pressure – will affect nine out of 10 Americans in their lifetime, and is a risk factor for the leading cause of death: heart disease.

New research suggests that high blood pressure is on the rise for millennials, and although hypertension is typically diagnosed in middle-aged adults, a 2011 study by the University of North Carolina found that...

By Sarah Duguay, 12 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Case Studies, Devices, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Omate’s third birthday: Why three years in wearable tech is a lifetime – and what’s next

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It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. This milestone allows me to reset our SWOT analysis and share the overall strategy for the year to come with the team and I am glad to give you a glimpse at it here.

Three years ago, wearable tech was in its infancy. The whole industry has evolved a lot in just a few years – and I shared that evolution

By Laurent Le Pen, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Analysis, Applications, Case Studies, Ecosystems, Fashion.

Why insurers are moving towards wearable tech and big data

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Quadrant Information Services, a technology supplier to property and casualty carriers, has argued that the insurance industry is being transformed by big data analysis and miniaturised data collection devices with the phenomenon impacting both health insurance and auto insurance.

A recent study by research group Strategy Meets Action revealed that though only three percent of health insurers are currently using wearable devices to help set individual rates, approximately 22% of health...

By Wearable Tech, 08 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Workplace.

Ford develops wearable and app to boost efficiency at manufacturing plants

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In order to improve the accuracy of quality checks and to boost efficiency at its manufacturing plants, Ford has developed a wearable and an Android app. This innovation at the automaker began at its plant in Valencia, Spain, and the technology will now be rolled out to other plants.

Prior to the launch of the technology in Valencia, workers made use of a paper-based system that that involved walking to and fro for more than one kilometre on a daily basis to refer information on...

By Wearable Tech, 12 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apps, Case Studies.

Sensoria wins IDTechEX award, while new wearable tech company launches

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Sensoria has been awarded the 'Best New Wearable Technology Device' award for its smart socks at the 2015 IDTechEX Printed Electronics USA show.

The textile sensor-infused socks was selected by a panel of judges that included Sandisk Corporation senior vice president Henri Richard, head of fashion innovation agency at the London College of Fashion Matthew Drinkwater, and US Olympic Committee senior sports technologist Mounir Zok.

Each smart sock has three soft, thin textile pressure...

By Wearable Tech, 26 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Clothing & Textiles, Eyewear, Fashion.

The musings of a startup in the wearable world: Respect the past and innovate

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Today, the most important device in our connected life is our smartphone. It has totally changed the way we interact with each other. It is the first thing we check when we leave a place.

We may touch our pockets a few times a day just to feel safe – according to recent survey figures most US smartphone owners check their phones at...

By Laurent Le Pen, 16 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Devices, Fashion.

Swimovate: We're proof there is room for smaller brands in the wearables space

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The Apple Watch has got everyone talking about smartwatches and has been selling amazing quantities – so is there still room for smaller manufacturing brands in the wearables marketplace?

In my opinion, yes. Products such as the Apple Watch have so many features they cannot hope to do everything perfectly, or to exploit every feature any customer would wish for. Third party apps, of course, can extend the functionality of the device – but they are limited to the...

By Lisa Irlam, 07 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Smartwatches.