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Get a Grip; Exo-Glove Poly Wearable Empowers Disabled Hands
Allow your hand to go limp. Now reach for your coffee or some such object, without flexing or extending your fingers. It’s impossible, right? I just said that… In an otherwise functional body, even one that lives in a wheelchair, the loss of grip is a frustrating shortcoming. It... Read more
The Horus Wearable Will Allow the Blind to See Again
First, let me apologize for that somewhat misleading headline. The Horus wearable is fascinating, capable of improving the blind’s experience of the world, but it won’t give them back their eyes. It will, however, convert their world into an exposition of sorts. This requires some explaining. The Italian start-up... Read more
iBand+ Wants To Help You Put a Steering Wheel on Your Dreams
We were recently approached by Arenar to take a look at their product, a sleep wearable aimed at tracking and controlling your sleep. At the time of this writing, iBand+ had hours to go on their Kickstarter campaign. Since they’ve more than crushed their goals, they don’t need any... Read more
Women’s Wearables are Kicking Menstrual Pain to the Curb
Imagine a world where once every month, you were host to an unwelcome guest for up to a week. What if this guest not only crawled into your bed with you, he would punch you in the gut at random, wearing brass knuckles? Not only that, he would draw... Read more
Fido Wearables Are Going Off the Chain
When we first started covering wearable for pets we predicted this would happen. Fast forward a few months; things are getting a little out of control but in a good way. Well, mostly a good way. Today’s market for pet wearables is saturated and growing. Humans in the USA will... Read more
Dental Care: 5 Simple Things You Should Be Doing
The state of your teeth starts with your toothbrush. Taking care of your teeth and mouth all starts with the type of equipment that you’re using and if things aren’t in a good state, your dental health isn’t likely to be up to scratch. If brushing your teeth has... Read more
With This Wearable You’ll Never Drive Drunk Again Except This One Time
With just your sweat, a new skin-level wearable technology can measure your blood-alcohol level in minutes with discretion. The wearable is a temporary tattoo. The creators of this technology, engineers from the University of California at La Jolla, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)... Read more
Fun(ctional?): In The Future Rovables Will Dress You
Funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging, Engineers from MIT and Stanford recently announced wearable robots they are calling rovables, which can perform a few tricks on your clothes. They may one day do so much more. While at first, these little bots sound like nothing more than... Read more
Busy Working Day? Learn How To Relax While You Work
All work leads to no play. If you’re working hard everyday, it can be increasingly difficult to find the time in which to relax. If you lack the time after work to really kick back, it might be worth changing your approach. Following these daily rituals can help you... Read more
The 5 Best Clip-on Bluetooth Speakers for Christmas 2016
There so much talk about wearables, about going completely wireless, we’ve lost site of alternative ways to wear sound. This class of wearables is less about taking your tunes with you, but more about forcing everyone else to listen to what you like. It’s like your own private thumpy-car,... Read more
Want To Get In Shape? The Gym Might Be Your Best Bet
If you’re getting into fitness for the first time, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve, there are hundreds of types of exercise and if you feel stressed in the hunt to find one that works for... Read more
Dexcom G5 Mobile System Sets Diabetics Free
Using a discrete sensor, a transmitter and a display, the latest device from Dexcom, the G5 wearable, is the most intimate type of wearable you can own. You wear it so close it’s under your skin. Beat that, Fitbit and Apple. The idea of wearables below the skin may... Read more
Wearables Will Allow Your Infant to Finally Babysit Himself
A battle our parents never faced, but now fought in master bedrooms and kitchen every night; how much of a role should technology have in raising the kids? It was only a few years ago the advent of screens everywhere raised the issue of how much is too much?... Read more
Snore Circle’s 3rd Gen Snoring Tool May Help You Stay Married
As of September, the team behind Snore Circle, VVFLY Electronics, funded their third generation device at 615% of their goals. Now they’re in that netherworld between the crowdfunding phase and business as usual, where the devices are shipping to early adopters. We have yet to hear from those early... Read more
Headset Mania: Your Complete Guide to Altered Reality Headsets
Recently, in a Buzzfeed article, Tim Cook dropped hints about the future of Apple’s virtual reality (VR) plans. They didn’t sound like what we expected. Apple doesn’t want to remove us from reality. It sounds like they want to augment our reality. This brings up a... Read more
VyLyV Helps Men Stay… Ahem, Active
The VyLyV, pronounced ví-liv, wearable is a pair of compression shorts loaded with tech that may help men strengthen their pelvic floor. In case you don’t know, the pelvic floor is like a toolbox, filled with many tools. Similar to the benefits of pelvic floor strengthening exercises for women, the... Read more
These 4 Bright Rechargeable Headlamps Will Set You Free
Most places you can find cheap disposable headlamps for around ten dollars. Those are good for your first headlamp, but what you will find is thy don’t last. You can also spend the bank on a headlamp intended to summit Everest. Not necessary. You’re better off buying a mid-priced... Read more
LVL Hydration Tracker May be Silly but it’s Also Sexy
The first of its kind, the LVL (level) tracker intends to keep you more hydrated. It’s a wrist-based tracker with one main goal, track your hydration. It will even remind you when you need to level up on water. As LVL demonstrated, crushing their Kickstarter goals (18x over as of... Read more
Straighten up. Zikto’s Wearable is Watching
Recently demoed at the Wearables Technology Show (CES for wearables), Zikto is a new wellness wearable which will help you maintain good posture, but also manage your activities. If you want to read about more devices for your posture, check out Straight Up: 3 Wearables to Improve Your Posture... Read more
The Future of VR is More Powerful Smartphones for Everybody
Last week, three different portable VR headsets made the news, one of which carried the name Oculus. Not one of those headsets required wiring to a powerful computer because those are dumb. Actually, this is worse: Perhaps we’ve been looking at this thing the wrong way. While computers that double as... Read more