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Future Prosthetics Will Detect Spinal Nerve Signals
Researchers recently tested a prosthetic arm that articulates by reading signals from the spine of the user. Despite what you may believe, this is revolutionary technology compared to today’s prosthetics. It’s easy to see the confusion. Anyone who saw The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the scene where Luke gets... Read more
True Body Hacker; Rich Lee Will Have A Vibrating… Bodypart
The world of grinders, people who modify their bodies with functional augmentations, is a growing sphere of people. We’re not talking about piercings or other forms of decorative body modification. Grinder mods have a function, even it’s to entertain. One man, Rich Lee, is about to take grinding to... Read more
Reliable Standalone Smartwatches Are Coming Very Soon
In recent news, a leaked image on Venture Beat shows the ZTE Quartz smartwatch, which rumor has it will be another standalone watch. The fact that standalone smartwatches are coming, we accept. They’re already here, but I predict they’re going to get better. By the end of 2017, they’ll be... Read more
The Tap Wearable Will Let You Type Messages Anywhere Anytime
Wireless typing systems are nothing new. From roll-up models to laser projected keyboards, we’ve been trying to get portable typing sorted out for a few years. The people at Tap may have cracked the code. Rather than carry another bulky accessory, like the ones mentioned, the Tap device wears... Read more
We’ve Hacked The Brains Of People Who Cannot Speak Or Move
In Germany, at the University of Tübingen, neurological researchers used a cap outfitted with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to communicate with patients suffering locked-in syndrome. It was the first time we’ve been able to connect with someone this locked-in, and it’s changing the way look at these patients. Locked-in... Read more
Two Solid Smartwatches To Undercut Your Apple Watch Costs And Get The Job Done
Regarding smartphone size, there are two camps. Some want a smartphone big enough to screen movies for a small crowd. The other camp wishes smartphones stayed iPhone 4 sized. Cards on the table: I’m in the second camp. There may be only a handful of us. We like the functionality of the... Read more
Ripple Safety Wearable; So Tiny You Won’t Notice It Until You Need It
Launched on Kickstarter today, from Ripple Network Technologies, the Ripple wearable provides users the right help when they need at the touch of a button. At any time of day, any day of the week, Ripple can connect users to Tunstall professional monitoring team. More on them in a... Read more
Proof That The Future Of Reality Headsets Is Not More Cords
It’s possible the zombie apocalypse could throw us off the pace for really crazy virtual reality (VR) video games. If so, there will be so much more things to worry about that virtual worlds. Heck, that may be the evolution of VR. Forget digital recreations of other worlds… the... Read more
You Still Have Time To Get Tickets For BodyHacking Con
Just when you think you’ve heard of every con in the book, in walks another. In case you thought I meant con, as in con-artist, no. I’m talking about the sequel to last year’s BodyHacking Convention, held in Austin. It went well enough that organizers decided to do it... Read more
Finally, We Can Smell Virtual Porn With This New Wearable
The geniuses at Camsoda have created a device which fits over the user’s nose to simulate a variety of smells, tightening the perception of virtual reality (VR), maybe. They call their device OhRoma. As if it weren’t enough that virtual reality could already bring us close to the sensations... Read more
Soon You Will Understand Sign Language Without Learning It
From Motionsavvy, a company founded by students from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, they designed the aptly-named SignLanguageGlove to translate sign language into spoken or written words. They will blow your mind. Let me confess, wearables promise much. I’ll take some of the... Read more
In The Future Wearables Will Know You’re Sick Before You
Researchers from Stanford Medical Center recently announced the results of a study, where they compiled tons of wearable data, then shoved it through some fancy algorithms to see what they could inform wearers. The results of their work were not part of the current wearable data spectrum. It seems... Read more
Proof Wearable Allows You To Dictate How Drunk You’ll Get (Yeah, Right)
Not yet in stores, the Proof wearable is a wrist-worn wearable designed to help drinkers manage their drunken levels of debauchery. Like a saturation gauge you set the level of intoxication you wish to attain, then you can drink until the device tells you you’re there. Once... Read more
Superflex Squishy-tech Smart Clothing Restores Mobility To Aging Adults
As much inspired by what not to do, the Superflex Aura smart clothing looks nothing like the other options for exoskeletons. That’s a good thing. If you belong to the 99.9-repeating percentage of people who have no awareness of this technology, I can sum it up for you: modern... Read more
Carnival Cruises Medallion Wearable To Change Cruises Forever
Announced recently in the New York Times, Carnival Corporation, the folks behind Carnival Cruises are about to go wearable. They are going to outfit all passengers with medallions that record their every private moment, at least as far as where they go. For some people this is just another... Read more
Not Wearables News; Master Caution Health Smart Garments Are The Future Of Clothing
Recently in the news for acquiring $20-million dollars in investment money from Yiling Pharmaceuticals, HealthWatch technologies have developed the future of clothes. The prototypes from HealthWatch are tank tops, woven with smart textiles. They fit and feel like a regular shirt, but do so much more when paired with... Read more
Pico Brew Means You Can Brew Beer Like You Brew Coffee, Sorta
Last Year Pico Brew announced their Pico brewer, but you may have missed it amid the Hatchimal craze around the holiday. To the chagrin of beer fans everywhere, the Hatchimal does not make beer. Now that you’ve accepted that reality, perhaps it’s time to buy something more fun to... Read more
Winning; Not Just GPS But Maps On The Garmin Fēnix 5
The new Fēnix from Garmin is the 5, announced this week at CES. The three models, the 5S, 5, and 5X replace the Fēnix 3. The new devices add a few key features to the Fēnix line and entry-level versions for smaller wrists, but you may wonder, what happened to... Read more
The Motiv Smart Ring Is A Fashionable Upgrade To Your Smartphone Health Suite
If you don’t want to wear something on your wrist to measure your health, but find the data from your smartphone lacking, then perhaps the Motiv smart ring will bridge the gap. What Motiv may lack in accuracy, it makes up for in subtle charm. You can even buy... Read more
Bodytrak Wearable Biometric Tech; Proof That Hearables Will Rule 2017
In development, the Bodytrak wearable biometric smart sensor technology or just Bodytrak device, should hit shelves later this year. The device edges into the market dominated by Braggi and Samsung, offering reliable health data coupled with the smartest headphone technology. For 2017 predictions, I’m staking our flag in the... Read more