Wearables: (Hybrid) Smartwatches Are Here to Stay

There are many reasons why one would think the end of the smartwatch is upon us. With declining sales statistics and overall survival rate of 6 months, devices destined for our wrist are no longer looking like a bed of roses. The thing is,...

The Challenge of Charging: Can Battery Technology Help our Wearables?

Battery Technology
At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the usual technology names in the mobile phone industry launched their latest products. By looking under the covers of these new products we can often see different battery technology that can help the wearable tech and IoT...

WTS2017: Where Did All The Big Tech Players Go?

Another year, another Wearable Tech Show, except this time around it felt a little different. Accommodated in a smaller space compared to 2016, the event boasted 225 speakers, 100 exhibitors and more than 40 product launches, yet we still felt the hollowness left by the...

Available March 2017, The Dot Braille Smartwatch Proving Awareness Can be Sightless

“We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” With these heartfelt words from their Ambassador, singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, we were introduced to the Dot Braille Smartwatch. Three years in the making, The Dot Braille Smartwatch was the idea of...

Will Artificial Intelligence Save The “Stagnant Wearables Market”?

A recent report predicts that Artificial Intelligence is set to help the wearables market grow 376% in 2017. Outlining how AI powered wearables will revive the "stagnant wearables market", the report foresees a future where AI wearables will sell around 60 million units this year...

Translating Technology – Striking The Balance Is Key

Translating Technology
As technology continues to become more complex it becomes even more important to explain it in a way people can understand. If you make it too simple people will not understand the true value – too complex and they will not understand anything about...

Smart Gloves That Seamlessly Combine High Technology With Performance Art

Smart Gloves
Anina Net, CEO of 360Fashion Network, has collaborated with Intel to develop a smart glove which simultaneously creates a human light pattern controlled by gesture recognition. Unveiled by 162 dancers performing the “Spring Wind” dance at the CCTV Spring Festival Gala 2017, the glove uses a...

Jiobit ‘Invisible’ Wearables For Kids, Designed To Free The Wrist

It seems that when it comes to the merger of technology and children, the majority of devices are focused on safety. One of these kid tech wearables embracing the natural need a parent has to protect their offspring is Chicago based company Jiobit. Jiobit is...

Wearable Technology Is Getting Flexible On Us

For years, universities and research and development departments have been trying to develop a material containing transistors that are stretchable. Some have even succeeded in doing this before facing the second hurdle, which is simplifying the production process of the material and with that making it cost...

Mindful High-Tech Smart Glasses Sensitive To Our State Of Mind

It seems that when it comes to smart glasses, brands and startups are finally looking to get it right. You only have to name drop Snapchat Inc and Vue and people will nod in agreement that we have moved past Google Glass and onto greener pastures....