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Ava Doubles Your Fertility Window
We’ve seen trackers for a woman’s cycle, but Ava is the first wearable designed to predict a woman’s fertility. “It should be simpler,” says the promotional video for Ava, which begs the question: isn’t it? For the uninitiated among us baby making is apparently not the easy... Read more
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
Quell May Get You Off Pain Meds Forever
Let’s set the record straight: pain stinks. The enlightened mind accepts that pleasure is only appreciated by contrast to pain, but forget that. Pain is a tricky son of a gun. Practitioners compare it to an iceberg, separating the visible parts from the deeper ramifications of pain. Unlike pleasure,... 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
The Transcendent Man
The technology we have around us is evolving and moving forward at an alarming rate, and one of the indivudlas at the forefront of what could be next is a man named Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is an author, inventor, computer scieinst and more, but is without a doubt best... 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
Razer’s HDK2 Will Give VR a Run for the Money
For users who are a little more tech-savvy than the rest of us, the HDK 2 (Hacker Development Kit 2) may be the open source headset to buy. Virtual Reality headsets may not be the most useful wearable on the market. There are no heart rate monitors, no steps tracked, no... Read more
5 Brilliant Wearables for Cyclist’s Heads
According to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, ROSPA, in 2014 75% of cycling accidents occur in urban areas. This data may not be relevant to the greater cycling community, but it’s not ignorable. Not all cycling happens in cities. In fairness, many cities have stepped up their cycling game... 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
Elf Emmit Will Put a Steering Wheel on Your Mind
Launched recently on Indiegogo, Elf Emmit (pronounced alf-émit) promises to help you relax wherever you want. This isn’t the first device we’ve looked at for managing stress, but this is the first one that works in this specific way. By emitting pulses at frequencies your brain associates with more... 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
What? Eargo Eliminates the What Without Killing the Bass
As is the case with any disability, the hardest part isn’t living with it. The most difficult thing is admitting there’s a challenge. Then you have to ask for help, possibly drawing attention to yourself in ways you prefer to avoid. This is probably why less than 20% of... Read more
GM’s Roboglove Will Change the Deadlift Forever
The biggest challenge with deadlifting, as is the case with lifting anything, is your grip. The muscles that we use to pull objects are some of the largest muscles in the human body, even if you don’t look like these guys… We’re talking about the latissimus dorsi or “lats.” These can... 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
Straight Up: 3 Wearables to Improve Your Posture
There’s no sense denying it, you’re a slouch, which is not to be confused with the always-cute sloth. You’re not lazy. You just don’t have the best posture in the world, but you would like to get better. If only there were some kind of wearable that could help... Read more
Rest Easy: 5 Fitness Trackers That Will Help You
According to the 2015 National Sleep Foundation’s study, about one in two Americans sleeps well. Below the line it goes from fair to bad. That means half the country is not getting sufficient sleep. Another way to put it, is about 50% of us are walking around with grumpy... Read more
A Look at Kevin Warwick, The World’s First Cyborg
When we think of the future of our world, many of us think of robots living in unison with people. And the people of the future will be more technically adept and futuristic than now and will likely have numerous technological advancements implemented into their bodies or brains. But... Read more