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Closer to market with a Concept Prototype

Closer to market with a Concept Prototype

In this series of posts on prototyping, we explore how wearable technology is created. Through tried and tested prototyping iterations, we look at how to deliver game-changing wearable technology products from idea to mass production. Every product is different, but...

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Rapid learning and risk reduction with feasibility prototyping

Rapid learning and risk reduction with feasibility prototyping

In this series of posts on prototyping, we explore how wearable technology is created. Through tried and tested prototyping iterations, we look at how to deliver game-changing wearable technology products from idea to mass production. Every product is different, but...

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A guide to the key stages in wearable technology prototyping

A guide to the key stages in wearable technology prototyping

In this series of posts, we explore how wearable technology is created. Through tried and tested prototyping iterations, we look at how to deliver game-changing wearable technology products from idea to mass production. Every product is different, but the processes...

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uTensor (ARM) and TensorFlow Lite (Google) are merging

uTensor (ARM) and TensorFlow Lite (Google) are merging

Machine learning (ML) on low-power edge devices is fundamentally changing the wearables market and developing at a phenomenal pace. So far, ML has been mostly focused on image and text processing but we see huge potential in applying it to biometric data. Edge ML...

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WEAR Sustain Sheltersuit Project

WEAR Sustain Sheltersuit Project

I was approached recently by Jurrie Barkel and Bas Timmer from Dutch start-up Sheltersuit to act as a mentor for their successful WEAR Sustain (Horizon2020) funded project. The Sheltersuit Foundation is a Purpose driven business based in Eschende in the far east of...

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What are the trends for Wearable Tech?

What are the trends for Wearable Tech?

Hopes were high for a wearable tech boom in 2016. The burgeoning market was poised to capitalise on the widespread adoption of ever smarter smartphones. However, at the end of 2016, some of the industry players who had been at the forefront of both brand and device...

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Wearables 2.0 – The end of the beginning

Wearables 2.0 – The end of the beginning

The world is embarking on an IoT revolution that is already reshaping the future. With the dawn of Wearables 2.0, what does the future hold? It will change forever the interaction between people, technology and the wider environment. It will ultimately cause us to...

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Geolocation – Weare are we?!

Geolocation – Weare are we?!

Image source: myorpheo.com Geolocation is a constantly improving technology with a myriad of potential uses. By utilising combinations of common mobile device technologies like GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi positioning, NFC, Bluetooth beacons, and MEMS sensors, it is possible to...

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In-ear wearable innovations

In-ear wearable innovations

From the Bragi Dash wireless pods to the smart earrings from Ear-o-Smart, wearable tech is taking on a new area of the body— the ear. Instead of smartwatches and fitness bands, some clever makers are discovering how to track activity, calories burned, heart rate, and...

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The promise of meditation wearables

The promise of meditation wearables

A survey conducted by Bupa revealed that 44 per cent of people in the United Kingdom suffer from high levels of stress. Long-term stress can build up, paving the way to depression and chronic anxiety. To alleviate this kind of stress, some people turn to meditation as...

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How can technology revolutionise jewellery?

In the olden days, jewellery had a meaning beyond its beautiful shape and form. For the nobility, it was a tangible representation of wealth— a way of carrying their assets with them in a wearable shape. The imprint of a ring pressed into a dab of wax formed a seal, a...

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