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Did the Skully Motorcycle Helmet Just Crash and Burn?
One of the most successful wearables crowdsourcing campaigns appears to dead in the water, undelivered. The details of Skully’s story will eventually unfold, but what everyone is wondering is… Imagine you’ve  spent countless hours dreaming of a device to make your life perfect. Then a crowdsourcing campaign launches, filling your... Read more
Gloveone Will Let You Touch Virtual Reality
There’s no denying it. We’re super excited about virtual reality (VR) technology. It comes up so often at BodyHacks, “VR is cool,” is practically our refrain. It should come as no surprise that we are equally excited about the peripheral market developing around VR. It was inevitable. Our new favorite: Gloveone, by Nuerodigital... Read more
Exoskeletons Are Slowly Turning us Into Cyborgs
Technically, that’s not true. We won’t be melding with exoskeletons anytime soon. It may surprise you to learn just how many exoskeleton options exist out there. In fact, this isn’t even the full list. Many groups are racing to create the next generation of exoskeletons. Will we see the end... Read more
Finally, Design Your Own Wearable with Blocks Smartwatch
You’ve done the research, considered all the options. Many smartwatches have features you like, but you take the bad with the good. There are a couple of competitive fitness trackers, but none stand out as perfect. If only there were some way you could cobble together the best parts... Read more
What Ever Happened to the Mysterious Wove Band?
In development for over ten years, Wove promised to be the greatest thing to happen to wearables since the Apple Watch. It scheduled to launch mid-2016, but it has yet to sell anywhere. Short of reaching out the devs, we spent some time searching the internet for clues, looking... Read more
What’s the Big Whoop About Whoop 2.0?
The question answers itself, in the same way, a second hit rebrands a one hit wonder. According to Wareable, the Whoop band will soon be made available (pre-order now for December delivery) to the common consumer. Prior to this, it was only worn by professional athletes. Who, you ask?... Read more
Don’t Stop; EXO Recharges Phones on the Go
So, you left your phone on the bedside table overnight, now it’s dead. The problem is, you have a date with a running trail in fifteen minutes, but no time to re-charge. Running without tunes isn’t even an option, but what if you could charge your phone as you... Read more
Sorry, No Pokemon GO Wearable for You, Maybe
Sorry to spoil your lifestyle, but if you had designs on the Pokemon GO Plus, created to accompany the new game sweeping our smartphones and social media feeds, you’d better check your bank account. The only place you will find one now is on Ebay or Amazon, scalped for... Read more
Cool: Avegant’s Glyph Headset Will Fool Your Eyes
Speaking of cool, Virtual reality (VR) is just about the coolest thing coming down the wearables pipeline. For a nascent technology, the first iterations have been pretty compelling, except for one thing: portability. If you want to have the option to go virtual at any time, you’d better be okay carrying... Read more
What Sweat Will Inform Wearables of the Future
Just when you thought wearables were tracking every possible metric of human biology, someone comes out with another input: sweat. The idea is kinda duh-why-not? Sweat is the next best thing to blood for learning about internal information. Shoot, we can even use spit to determine your ancestry, why... Read more
The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ is Winning for Fitness Trackers
It seems like nobody has been able to nail the fitness tracker, except whoops, Garmin just did. Refreshing their Vivosmart HR, by adding a “+” and some key features, Garmin has broken away from the pack. In case you are wondering, the HR+ does all the usual things we... Read more
Don’t Go Alone; 3 Wearables for Safety
Fitness and health may be the driving the wearables industry, but that could be a product of marketing and industry assumptions. Fitness trackers far outweigh non-fitness wearables, so that’s where the data is heavy. Despite this, new products keep surfacing, which have nothing to do with fitness, but more... Read more
Avoid These Mistakes at the 2018 BDYHAX Convention in Texas Next Month
  Anyone who has an interest in hacking the human experience should drop everything to register for the 3-day BDYHAX convention Feb 2-4, 2018 in Austin, Texas. This will be the third installment of the now-annual convention in Austin, which seems to grow every year. This year’s lineup has... Read more
The Year 2017 in Review With 2018 Predictions
When we came to the end of 2016, Body Hacks was more about wearable technology so we penned a piece on what would come in 2017. This writer looked through that blog recently. We were pretty close on a number of predictions. In the year that followed that blog,... Read more
Zoltan Istvan; Libertarian, Transhumanist, and Governor of California?
On the 2018 California ballot, the good people of California will have a chance to vote not only for a candidate who stands for a unique political agenda but one who stands for an equally unique non-political ideology. Zoltan Istvan  will run on the Libertarian party’s platform, but... Read more
New Bulletproof Labs is Not About Fitness or Biohacking
In a time when hacking the human experience stands at the precipice of revolutionary science, David Asprey continues to push his Bulletproof agenda as if it was real science. What’s worse, people still give money to this charlatan for his snake oil. Health and fitness seem like a confusing... Read more
Wearables Effect on Diabetic Lives Informs Us About the Future of Transhumanism
The Fitbit company recently announced their new partnership with One Drop. The partnership will add diabetes management to their premium wearable, the Ionic. As companies like Fitbit and Apple chase more and more health metrics, we learn something about the state of transhumanism. Hacking the human experience for performance enhancement... Read more
Biohacking Will Standardize Us Long Before the Singularity
Here’s a fun exercise: type “CRISPR” into a news search engine. There are more research stories than one has time to read. It was only two years ago nobody outside a lab had heard of CRISPR. Now bros everywhere inject themselves with CRISPR cocktails, crossing their fingers for an... Read more
As Predicted by Body Hacks CRISPR is the New Steroids
In more than one lab recently, researchers have applied the CRISPR method to alter the muscles of test subjects. It’s getting to the point that it’s not much more difficult than injecting anabolic steroids. Although there are biohackers out there trying to replicate this research on their own bodies,... Read more
Soft Electronic Components Will Bridge the Wearable Biohacking Gap
  Recently, the folks at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS (The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) started playing with 3D printed electronic components. The results have led to many applications of bio-inspired technology, the ramifications of which will help blur the lines between biology... Read more