This Week in Wearables is our weekly blog curating the best stories on wearables from around the web.
TBS to Launch New Tech Show Sponsored by Intel
via WSJ, by Steven Perlberg
Mark Burnett’s latest show sounds right in line with the reality TV impresario’s well-worn strategy: a cast of aspiring inventors will battle to create the next big thing in wearable technology.There’s a catch: “America’s Greatest Makers,” which will air on TBS, is brought to you by Intel.
Fossil Unveils Android Wear Smartwatch And Other Wearables
via Engadget, by Billy Steele
We’ve been hearing about Fossil’s wearable tech aspirations for quite some time, and now we’re finally getting a look at what the company has been working on. At the Intel Developer Forum, the fashion brand showed off three “connected accessories,” all of which are powered by Intel.
10 Ways In Which Wearables Will Change Education
via WTVox, by Amanda Smith
In addition to being able to track heart rates and count the number of steps of a user, wearables will revolutionise different aspects of everyday life, from sports to health, education to security. Here are ten ways in which wearables will change the way pupils learn in an education – from primary schools to higher education.
Wearable Tech Needs More Personal Actionable Human Insights
via Wareable, by Paul Lamkin
“LifeBeam was founded five years ago with the vision of creating actionable human insights,” explains CEO Omri Yoffe. “In other words, not only measuring biometrics and creating bio-sensing tech for wearables, but being able to extract a wide range of meaningful and valuable datasets out of the body, and have it personalized in a compelling way.”
The Coming Wave of Bionic Hearing Gadgets
via MIT Technology Review, by Rachel Metz
In a windowless office on a tiny San Francisco side street, Noah Kraft is making me hear things in a way I’ve never heard them before. I’m wearing a wireless earbud in each ear. The devices, which are white and look kind of like big Altoids mints, are the latest prototype built by Doppler Labs, a wearable-technology startup of which Kraft is cofounder and CEO. Kraft is sitting diagonally across from me, chatting, and using an iPhone app to manipulate the sound of his voice and the relatively quiet background noise of the office in ways that only I can hear.