Wearable Technology – 2018 News and Scientific Articles on Live Science


  • Computerized Fabric Could Transform Any Piece of Clothing Into a Fitness Tracker

    Computerized Fabric Could Transform Any Piece of Clothing Into a Fitness Tracker

    July 14, 2017 | Article

    The flexible fabric, developed by Harvard researchers, might also one day assist with movement, acting as a soft exoskeleton for wearers.

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  • Bendy Touchpad Could Power Future Touch-Screen Tech | Video

    Bendy Touchpad Could Power Future Touch-Screen Tech | Video

    March 15, 2017 | Video

    The transparent, flexible touchpad could one day be woven into “smart” clothing, used for prosthetic limbs, or integrated into human bodies, according to researchers.

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  • Transparent Touchpad Works Even When It's Bent and Stretched

    Transparent Touchpad Works Even When It’s Bent and Stretched

    March 15, 2017 | Article

    A new transparent, flexible touchpad can sense the touch of a finger even when the material is stretched or bent, which could help engineers one day create advanced wearable touch screens.

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  • All in the Wrist: Smart Jacket Houses Touch-Screen Tech

    All in the Wrist: Smart Jacket Houses Touch-Screen Tech

    March 13, 2017 | Article

    Levi’s and Google will launch a “smart” jacket this fall.

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  • Could This Hat-Camera Combo Be Google's Next Hit?

    Could This Hat-Camera Combo Be Google’s Next Hit?

    March 02, 2017 | Article

    The Google Hat is for social media sharing and personal safety.

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  • No Hands! Gadget Taps Brain Waves for Netflix Picks

    No Hands! Gadget Taps Brain Waves for Netflix Picks

    February 02, 2017 | Article

    For when the remote truly is too far away.

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  • Wearable That 'Tastes' Skin Could Help Diabetics and Athletes

    Wearable That ‘Tastes’ Skin Could Help Diabetics and Athletes

    January 04, 2017 | Article

    This skin-tasting wearable could make glucose and lactic acid testing cheaper and easier for diabetics and athletes if it passes regulatory hurdles.

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  • Sweat Detectors? Tiny Sensors Use Perspiration to Track Health

    Sweat Detectors? Tiny Sensors Use Perspiration to Track Health

    November 28, 2016 | Article

    These adhesive sensors can read what’s going on in your body based on your sweat, and could eventually provide an alternative to blood tests, according to researchers.

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  • Bendable Battery May Power Future Wearable Devices, Smartphones

    Bendable Battery May Power Future Wearable Devices, Smartphones

    October 17, 2016 | Article

    The battery can withstand twists, bends and other deformations while maintaining its ability to hold a charge.

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  • New High-Tech Friendship Bracelets Teach Kids How to Code

    New High-Tech Friendship Bracelets Teach Kids How to Code

    October 10, 2016 | Article

    A new product called Jewelbots aims to elevate friendship bracelets from fashionable status symbols to an interactive, educational tool that teaches kids to code.

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