La Roche-Posay rolls out skin sensor offering real-time monitoring of UV radiation

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In order to raise public awareness on personal sun exposure, La Roche-Posay has rolled out a stretchable skin sensor called My UV Patch formulated to provide real-time tracking of UV radiation.

The patch is water and sweat-resistant and can be used for up to three days during all outdoor activities, including swimming. The transparent adhesive measures approximately one square inch and 50 micrometers thick – half the thickness of an average strand of hair – and unlike the...

By Wearable Tech, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Clothing & Textiles, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Implants.

Knowles reports financials for Q216, notes small decline

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Electronics firm Knowles, which manufactures in-ear wearable computing devices among others, has reported a 1% year-on-year decline in revenue to $190.3 million in the second quarter of FY2016, with CEO Jeffrey Niew telling analysts the results are within guidance.

Gross profit grew 2% year-on-year to $72.9 million while non-GAAP gross profit declined 2% year-on-year to $75.1 million during the same period. Niew explained: “In our mobile consumer electronics segment, sales came in...

By Wearable Tech, 03 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Implants.

Research: Safety devices will drive wearables beyond fitness – phones will be 'just screens'

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Ericsson surveyed 5,000 smartphone users in Brazil, China, South Korea, the UK and the US for a ConsumerLab report on the views of the 280 million smartphone users around the globe about wearable devices. 

How advancements in integrated circuits could transform healthcare wearables

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Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison claim to have developed the fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, which could disrupt the healthcare wearables space.

The details were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials and the team was led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer...

By Wearable Tech, 01 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Fitness, Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Implants, Research.

Wearable tattoos are here (kind of)

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Although sensors which reside inside of the body are the next big thing, a new generation of wearable technology is arriving due to MC10 which hopes to secure a spot on your skin - like a "tattoo" of sorts. 

This new era for wearables is starting with researchers looking into people who have problems with movement, motor skills, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Although not quite a tattoo like you would have inked onto your skin, the adhesive patch is more...

By Ryan Daws, 06 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Contextual Data, Health Monitoring, Implants, Trackers.

University of Texas develops wearable health monitoring patches

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A research team from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas has published a paper on a new process to make health monitoring patches.

The patent-pending process aims to develop a tattoo-like disposable patch for epidermal electronics mass production. The team was led by Assistant Professor Nanshu Lu, who helped develop epidermal electronics technology in 2011.

The process involves a cut and paste method that reduces manufacturing time to 20...

By Wearable Tech, 08 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Health Monitoring, Health & Wellness, Implants.