Wearable Technology

With wearable technology, learning more about yourself has not only become high-tech but also real-time. From devices and apps that help you track heart rate and food consumption details to gadgets that monitor your mood and even surrounding air, the "quantified self" is a reality for the everyday person. The result? You can learn about your own health with your own self-tracking devices and go a step further by using the devices to measure the success of self-improvement attempts. Here, you can get the latest news on wearable technology and see the innovations that are pushing wearable tech into health care, education and our broader lives.
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New Wearable Device Is Virtual Ski Coach Inside Your Boot
Carv Wearable Ski Tracker
April 25th, 2016
Whether you fear face-planting the moment you get off a chairlift or you're perfectly at home on the slopes but want to better navigate a tricky black-diamond course, a new wearable gadget for skiers is here to help.
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Shocking! 'Electric Eel' Fibers Could Power Wearable Tech
charging fiber inspired by electric eels.
January 21st, 2016
A new fiber that mimics the electricity-producing cells in electric eels could be woven into clothing to power wearable devices.
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Stretchy 'Origami Batteries' Could Power Smart Clothing
Stretchy Battery Powers Smartwatch
June 15th, 2015
Stretchy batteries inspired by origami could power smartwatches and other wearable electronics, researchers say.
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Fine-Tune the World with 'Augmented Reality' Earbuds
Here Active Listening Earbuds
February 4th, 2016
New earbuds from the Here Active Listening can now instantly transform sounds from your surroundings. These wearable devices seek to "augment reality" — in this case, your soundscape.
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'Writable' Circuits Could Let Scientists Draw Electronics into Existence
Soft, Writable Circuits
December 23rd, 2015
Scientists have developed a way to produce soft, flexible and stretchy electronic circuits and radio antennas by hand, simply by writing on specially designed sheets of material.
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Is the Apple Watch a Good Health and Fitness Tracker?
An image of the Apple Watch's activity app
June 12th, 2015
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking, which monitors your movement throughout the day and reminds you to boost your activity. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?
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Are Wearable Drones Buzzing on the Horizon?
March 18th, 2015
Future wearables may be tiny drones that protect users from pollution, play games, act as scouts and fly long distances on drone superhighways.
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Wearable Sweat Sensors Could Track Your Health
Sweat Sensors
January 27th, 2016
In the future, there may be a less invasive way than blood tests to obtain valuable information about a person's health: wearable sensors that use human sweat to look for signs of disease.
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Wearable Sensors Could Translate Sign Language Into English
Wearable Sensor Translates Sign Language
October 15th, 2015
Wearable sensors could one day interpret the gestures in sign language and translate them into English, providing a high-tech solution to communication problems between deaf people and those who don’t understand sign language.
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1 Million Orders and Counting: Why So Many Covet the Apple Watch
Face of Apple Watch
April 15th, 2015
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
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