wearables

  • Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

    Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This show is dedicated to the memory of Eric Lundquist. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @dbfarber, @kteare Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook Read More

  • Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

    Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

    Are there any limits to the everyday objects that will get connectivity and become controllable via an app? Sanity and smartphone battery life might suggest so, but this soon to launch Kickstarter project which is seeking to crowdfund a pair of connected, heated insoles to warm your tootsies and track your running steps sort of suggests otherwise. Read More

  • RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

    Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with the ground — and use that data to improve their running technique and (hopefully) avoid injury. Read More

  • In Defense Of Square Smartwatches

    All the smartphone hype is currently around round watches. When LG and Samsung announced their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year, most pundits had a heard time getting excited about them — in part because everybody was still waiting for the round Moto 360. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about the square watches from those two manufacturers… Read More

  • Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More

  • OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

    OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

    Stealth startup OnBeep got a little less stealthy today, announcing a new Series A round of $6.25 million in funding including investment from Riche Levandov of Avalon ventures, and including previous seed funding from WordPress-creator Matt Mullenweg and others. The company revealed a bit about their secretive product development back in January, when they talked about their efforts… Read More

  • Thalmic Reveals Its Enterprise Play For the Myo Armband, Including Google Glass Integration

    Thalmic Reveals Its Enterprise Play For the Myo Armband, Including Google Glass Integration

    Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has begun shipping the production version of its hardware to pre-order customers already, and now the company is gearing up for its full-scale enterprise play with the help of some partner companies and with development efforts aimed at specific devices, including Google Glass. Myo’s potential for the enterprise could be much greater than its initial appeal… Read More

  • Elemoon Wearable Bracelet Wants To Make Alerts More Chic Than Geek

    Elemoon Wearable Bracelet Wants To Make Alerts More Chic Than Geek

    Wearable tech that aims to blend in and look like a fashion accessory is the next obvious step in the trajectory of electronic things designed to cling to the human body. Bottom line: not everyone wants to put something utilitarian looking — or downright ugly — on their person. The Bluetooth-connected elemoon bracelet, whose New York-based makers are currently raising crowdfunds… Read More

  • Pyrus Shows What Productivity Apps Will Look Like On Android Wear

    Pyrus Shows What Productivity Apps Will Look Like On Android Wear

    The simplicity of Google’s Android Wear forces developers to be especially thoughtful about what functions actually need to make the jump, which is easier said than done for some apps. For every category of apps, assumptions about how things work have to be tested and new ways of doing things become standard practices. Read More

  • Sensors And Sensitivity

    Sensors And Sensitivity

    The sensible trajectory of connected sensor technology is that the world around us gains the ability to perceive us, rather than wearables taking continuous measure of us to try to determine what’s going on in our environment. Read More