Global shipments of wearable devices reached 49.6M units in Q1 2019

While wrist-worn wearables accounted for the majority of the market with 63.2% share, ear-worn devices experienced the fastest growth (135.1% YoY). Global shipments of wearable devices reached 49.6 million units during the first quarter of 2019, up 55.2% from the previous year according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device

Read More


Researchers develop washable, wearable graphene capacitors that can be woven directly into clothes

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Jiangnan University in China have developed graphene-enhanced wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics. The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications. The researchers have shown how graphene and other related materials can be directly incorporated into fabrics to produce charge

Read More


Owning Ethical Innovation: Claims about Commercial Wearable Brain Technologies

The wearable neurotechnology market targets consumers with promises of cognitive benefit and personal wellness. Scientific evidence is essential to substantiate claims about utility, safety, and efficacy and for informed choice and public trust. nhance your memory. Boost your mood. Lose weight more easily. Learn golf, CrossFit, or the clarinet faster. Or even: Regain more independence,

Read More


Giant study shows Apple Watch can spot heart rhythm changes — but it’s far from ‘medical-grade technology’

New results of a gigantic study testing how well the Apple Watch detects important heart-rhythm changes offer a tantalizing glimpse of how consumer devices might change medicine and lead to new ways to conduct science — but little more. Unfortunately, the data don’t tell us much about whether anyone should buy an Apple Watch, or

Read More


New Smart Garments Powered by Body Heat

Researchers have developed new smart fabric coated with polymer that can provide electricity for small, wearable devices. February 25, 2019 by P.M.Fornasari Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been “creatively miniaturized,” says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a

Read More