We talk a lot here about wearable technology. That usually includes stuff you put on your body, like watches, armbands or, even, some sort of glasses technology developed in secret by a popular search engine company. However, what about technology that actually act as part of your body? Isn’t that, too, wearable, to an extent? Yes, and yes. The world of cybernetics is advancing at a rapid clip....

One of the biggest mysteries regarding wearable technology is how companies are going to keep adding features, along with the requisite computing power, while keeping the battery life up. Apple, with their oft-hyped Watch, is going to just ignore it, creating a gadget that needs to be charged about as much as your phone. Other companies promise more battery life than half a day or so, but not too...

It’s a sign that wearable technology is becoming more mainstream that, you know, most announcements of new products are companies trying to play catch up with pre-existing products. Heck, you could even argue a case that the esteemed, and forthcoming, Apple Watch doesn’t bring anything too, too new to the table (besides that $17,000 price tag for the gold one.) So it always makes us smile...

As wearable technology creeps its way toward mainstream acceptance, there is a growing question of what sort of software will accompany the devices. After all, porting existing software and calling it a day may work for some companies, but many other companies are only going to be able to drum excitement by creating something new and original. One of the genres that...

Everything is smart nowadays. We have smart watches, there are smartphones in our pockets and smart bands on your wrists. However, one obvious choice for smart-dom has, thus far, remained silent. Sure, there have been some quiet murmurings of smart sneakers coming to take over our feet, but none of the big companies have gone all-in with the technology, as of yet....

The Evolve Media Group announced today that visitor and exhibitor numbers for the second Wearable Technology Show – the world’s biggest dedicated wearables event – both rose by 170 per cent. A total of 3,872 people attended the event, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday at ExCeL in London. 108 companies exhibited, compared to 40 in 2014 and the show took over 4,000 square metres, four times as much space year on year. Exhibitors included companies of all sizes and in all stages of wearable development, from technology giants...

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Wearable technology is progressing so fast that it’s easy to get bogged down in the technology and associated facts and figures — the gadgets, the sensors and the data volumes they are going to generate. All interesting to a point, but actually what difference can and will wearable technology make? I’d like to think about the “how” rather than the “what” for a moment, and propose an approach for how we can place the technology in a meaningful context, and do things that matter with it. Power to the people We as an industry...

Withings has been crowned Overall Wearable Winner at the Wearables 2015 awards this evening. Sponsored by IBM, The Wearables are the leading awards in the wearables market. Now in their second year, the eight category winners were unveiled at the Wearable Technology Show, the world’s biggest dedicated wearables event. Withings – the creator of smart health devices – left with two gongs: Best Consumer Product and Overall Wearable Winner. Medical technology company Hocoma also faired well at tonight’s ceremony winning Best App,...

Drones. That’s a highly contentious word nowadays. Not only does it invoke thoughts of bombs being dropped on faraway lands, but it also makes one think of one’s neighbor spying on them with something they bought on Amazon for 600 bucks. However, the world of consumer drones has been a boon to many people, including those that work in the film and journalism...

The future of wearables is, indeed, a future in which every aspect of our health is constantly monitored and tracked for even the most minute of discrepancies. This future isn’t here yet, however, with most vitality trackers settling on keeping an eye on how much you’ve exercised or how well you’ve slept. Heck, even Apple weren’t able to crack...