This ‘artificial vision’ device aims to help the visually impaired accomplish daily tasks

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A newly developed ‘artificial vision’ wearable technology device aims to help the almost 250 million people suffering from low vision globally achieve everday tasks with more ease than using traditional assistive reading devices, according to a study presented at the latest meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

The Orcam My Eye is a hands-free device that can be clipped to eyeglasses. It features a miniature camera that sees and recognises what the...

By Wearable Tech, 19 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Eyewear, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Why the global pharma industry will adopt digital health tools in coming five years

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A recently published research paper by healthcare technology provider Validic states that the global pharma and biotech will increasingly turn to digital health tools over the next five years to better collect, analyse and act on patient-generated health data (PGHD). This growth is attributed to increased pressures to reduce trials costs, streamline processes, demonstrate real world-efficacy, address medication adherence and improve treatments for chronic diseases.

The survey...

By Wearable Tech, 17 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

TomTom Touch is a bold wearable that doesn't quite fit

You've probably heard of TomTom, but the likelihood is you remember them for some of the best in-car satellite navigation systems. The rise of smartphone apps with connected features and constant updates has muscled in on TomTom's once large market and driven the company to explore more future-proof efforts. 

TomTom believes it has something to offer...

By Ryan Daws, 14 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Trackers.

OMsignal launches “truly feminine wearable tech” with smart sports bra

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Canada-based wearable sports tech manufacturer OMsignal has announced its latest product – the OMbra.

The OMbra is a smart sports-bra that offers a digital coaching experience to women involved in sports or simply to those who work out every day. It is embedded with patent-pending sensor technologies that accurately capture the body’s deepest signals and streams the data to the user’s smartphone. The company claims that the bra combines accurate heart and breathing...

By Wearable Tech, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Eccrine Systems secures $5.5m in series A for sweat-sensing wearable tech

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Eccrine Systems, a Cincinnati-based company dedicated to improving human health, safety, and productivity through innovation and development of advanced sweat sensing technologies has raised $5.5 million in series A funding.

The company’s technology platform addresses a wide range of monitoring applications including industrial toxicity, fitness-for-duty, stress management, treatment effectiveness and various medical conditions. The raised funds will help accelerate the...

By Wearable Tech, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

This company claims to have launched the first UV-focused smartwatch

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Dipitr Technologies has launched O'We, the first smartwatch that aims to monitor sun exposure. The fitness watch is currently available for pre-order at an early-bird discount of 40%.

The new smartwatch has a feature called SunTrack that tracks sun exposure, and will soon launch on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Apart from the sun exposure monitor, the watch has other fitness features including measurements of daily...

By Wearable Tech, 28 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Smartwatches.

Global Kinetics get USFDA 510 (k) approval for Parkinson’s-treating smartwatch

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Australian biotechnology company Global Kinetics Corporation has received the 510 (k) marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its second-generation PKG Watch aimed at assisting patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

The watch is being developed to record movement symptoms of Parkinson’s and provides medication reminders, and helps in making assessments about response to medication.

It has been developed on the basis of extensive feedback...

By Wearable Tech, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.

Teva and Intel to develop wearable device that helps in Huntington’s disease treatment

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A new wearable device and a machine learning platform developed by Teva Pharmaceuticals and Intel Corporation is said to analyse and measure the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) that will help improve treatment evaluation.

Intel’s specialty in analytics and algorithm development for movement detection will melded with Teva’s specialty and deep knowledge in HD treatment and research, the companies claim.

In order to enhance and better understand the...

By Wearable Tech, 20 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness.