10 Wearable Technology Innovations Which You Might Have Never Heard Of
With a hyperactive digital media for every new discovery there is a lot of hullabaloo over all channels.
Some high octane individuals are perpetually involved into finding disruptive technology breakthroughs. And there happen to be many new discoveries that we are not aware about, which keep occurring in the backgrounds at breakneck speed.
And most of these innovations fall into the healthcare realm aimed at monitoring and improving your health.
For those party-goers who like to tipple and drive endangering their lives and of those accompanying them, have now a technological aid from BACtrack that mirrors blood-alcohol levels nudging to sober down timely. This breathalyzer pairs with your smartphone projecting an inebriation chart that demonstrates your state and suggests you required steps.
It is easy to be carried in your pocket owing to its dimensions – 44mm X 70mm X 16mm and 48 grams weight. Moreover you can also share these results with your friends privately or through social media.
Note: Breathalyzers provide accurate results when used 15 minutes after your last drink.
Blood Glucose Monitor:
Most of the people outright avoid checking their blood glucose owing to its painful pricking and checking procedure. But those suffering from diabetes are supposed to do it at regular intervals to prevent their health from further deterioration. Here is one wearable solution to this problem. An implantable sensor to monitor your blood glucose levels.
Implantable blood glucose monitoring system is composed of two parts – One is the implantable sensor and second is the external device that monitors and projects glucose levels and provides alerts in case of any aberrance from the expected. Some devices of this genre also integrate with smartphones to project their sensed data.
The probability of inaccurate reporting is less due to these sensors’ constant contact with body tissues and also because it does not employ any skin-adhered component which can be disintegrated with activity.
A wig with an embedded computing device and sensor to intimate the wearer of a text message or phone call. This talking toupee from Sony brings to you a patent that supports hidden wear-ability comprising a sensor, a control unit and a communication interface.
The sensor comprises a GPS sensor for providing position and location information and the computing device processes these details to evaluate said position coordinates for evaluating navigation information.
The Posture corrector:
The bio-mechanical sensors in this device detect your body posture and activities in the day. And as it perceives a stooping posture as a result of angle displacement it alerts you to straighten up. This wearable solution is worn near the collarbone and prevents you from backaches and other productivity hassles arising out of improper posture.
This also helps you track your posture in the entire day accounting posture hours, distance traveled and calories burned through its smartphone controlled app.
Empower your walk:
You can generate power from your daily walk. Now isn’t it something really productive. These water resistant insoles are designed in a way they can fit into any shoe.
Power generated gets stored into an external power storage device that is secured in a water resistant case, which is again placed inside a fabric holster attached to shoe laces and toe end. And this power can be used to charge any device through a USB port.
Smart Contact Lens:
Google also a presents a unique blood glucose level monitor device. Scientists have proved that measuring blood glucose levels through tears is a reliable method. Problem is obtaining tears every time you want to monitor is an inconvenient approach. But if there is a mechanism that is wearable and comes into contact with tears easily, nothing like that.
One such device has been announced by Google, which is in its research and prototyping phase. A smart contact lens built with a minute wireless chip embedded between two soft contact lens layers. Technique to project the data collected through this chip that alerts the wearer is under research.
In order to give patients suffering from heart diseases and fitness freaks their daily cardiovascular exertion data, researchers have discovered a wearable heartbeat monitor.
This device can be glued to your chest to continuously record the state of your heartbeat. They’re water resistant and allows you to go around your routine chores with good comfort.
Hand Movement Detector:
For all those sportsmen who are always on a lookout for a method that interprets their swing patterns. Here is a device that answers all your queries. You can set your favorite swing, which will act as a standard tool for evaluating rest of the swings.
You can attach the device into the bottom of your bat handle (It can be a baseball bat, a golf stick, a badminton or tennis racket) and lock it by a mount that prevents it from detaching. You can download the app that integrates with the sensor and displays the sensor readings.
Sleep monitor which is worn during sleep to measure the levels of sleep we get that refreshes us for days work. This device works on actigraphy technology that records movements during sleep to detect deep sleep and wakefulness.
Some of these devices even claim to measure the level of dreaming.
Such equipment were only available in hospital laboratories, but a Japanese company has invented a portable DNA analyzer that is a capillary electrophoresis system that can separate, analyze and study DNA fragments in one run.
This analysis proves a boon for health care givers as they can identify disease susceptibility and prescribe medication accordingly.
These and many more discoveries of this kind have launched a wearable movement transforming the “modus operandi” of technology. Most of them are related to personal health, movement and safety. Before you know it, we will be using a wearable – to do our chores!
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