Latest wearables publications

Sony to buy Israeli chip maker, targets IoT

Sony announced today that it has bought Israeli chip maker for $212 million (approx. £150 million) – a move which the Japanese multinational hopes will ‘play a pivotal role’ in the future development of the Internet of Things. Altair Semiconductor, based in the city of Hod HaSharon in Israel, currently employs around 220 people and… Read More

Coin teams with MasterCard in wearable payments push

Smart payments startup Coin has announced it is to team up with MasterCard to use its electronic card technology to help companies integrate payment services into their fitness trackers and other wearable devices. Coin’s smart credit card can store several different payment cards, including gift and membership cards, simultaneously. According to CEO Kanishk Parashar, the… Read More

New wearable tech translates sign language into text

A new wearable technology developed by a team of biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University seeks to aid communication between deaf people who use sign language and those who do not understand it. The arm device contains a network of sensors which track hand movements, as well as the electromyography (EMG) signals generated by wrist muscles… Read More

Samsung smart devices to support open IoT standards

After announcing the launch of its SmartThings home hub yesterday, South Korean technology giant Samsung has revealed that it will allow its devices to integrate with those of its rivals. According to Samsung Europe’s VP of marketing, Rory O’Neill, the company’s new smart watch Gear S2 will be the first in a collection of devices… Read More

Magnetic sensors to offer low-power answer to full-body wireless communication

A team of electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego, has presented its findings on a new technology which can pass magnetic signals through the human body, offering an advancement for wireless communication between wearable devices. The technique, which has been successfully demonstrated, could provide an alternative to existing wireless technologies, providing a lower-power… Read More