Smart wristband tells DJs if the audience is enjoying the show
The crowd can make or break a concert — if they’re not having a good time then the entire event can fall flat, and the best performers can adjust their sets by reading the audience’s reaction. A piece of wearable tech called Lightwave now hopes to make this process easier, by delivering crowd engagement data to DJs in real time. READ MORE…

Smart wristband tells DJs if the audience is enjoying the show

The crowd can make or break a concert — if they’re not having a good time then the entire event can fall flat, and the best performers can adjust their sets by reading the audience’s reaction. A piece of wearable tech called Lightwave now hopes to make this process easier, by delivering crowd engagement data to DJs in real time. READ MORE…

Smart band for teens lets them game, check tweets and express their personality
While existing smartwatches might let anyone push their smartphone notifications to their wrist, that’s perhaps not enough of a pull to sway the teen market. Offering a plethora of functionality and customization, the NEX band is a modular bracelet designed to let young users send secret messages, unlock game levels and personalize their look. READ MORE…

Smart band for teens lets them game, check tweets and express their personality

While existing smartwatches might let anyone push their smartphone notifications to their wrist, that’s perhaps not enough of a pull to sway the teen market. Offering a plethora of functionality and customization, the NEX band is a modular bracelet designed to let young users send secret messages, unlock game levels and personalize their look. READ MORE…

Necklace turns hearing aids into a fashion accessory
As well as being sometimes prohibitively expensive, hearing aids are often uncomfortable and too conspicuous for their owners — but by making them smaller, the device become less powerful. Wear instead aims to help those with hearing loss incorporate the device into their outfit, as well as giving them clearer sound. READ MORE…

Necklace turns hearing aids into a fashion accessory

As well as being sometimes prohibitively expensive, hearing aids are often uncomfortable and too conspicuous for their owners — but by making them smaller, the device become less powerful. Wear instead aims to help those with hearing loss incorporate the device into their outfit, as well as giving them clearer sound. READ MORE…

Edible batteries could power tech inside our bodies
While wearable technology is bringing smart devices even closer to home, another emerging field is the development of electronics that actually sit inside our bodies. We recently reported on TruTag — ingestible nanoscale electronic tags that could help tackle pharma fraud — and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created edible batteries, that could be used to power biodegradable devices located inside the body. READ MORE…

Edible batteries could power tech inside our bodies

While wearable technology is bringing smart devices even closer to home, another emerging field is the development of electronics that actually sit inside our bodies. We recently reported on TruTag — ingestible nanoscale electronic tags that could help tackle pharma fraud — and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created edible batteries, that could be used to power biodegradable devices located inside the body. READ MORE…

This headset tells workers when it’s time to take a break
We often don’t fully listen to our bodies when tiredness hits, especially if there’s a deadline or we lose track of time. However, sleepiness can affect performance, causing mistakes in the case of work and — more harmfully — accidents when driving. Now seeking funding on Kickstarter, Vigo is a wearable sensor that detects drowsiness and offers real-time data on wearers’ alertness, boosting their productivity. READ MORE…

This headset tells workers when it’s time to take a break

We often don’t fully listen to our bodies when tiredness hits, especially if there’s a deadline or we lose track of time. However, sleepiness can affect performance, causing mistakes in the case of work and — more harmfully — accidents when driving. Now seeking funding on Kickstarter, Vigo is a wearable sensor that detects drowsiness and offers real-time data on wearers’ alertness, boosting their productivity. READ MORE…

Trousers double as a drumkit
The days of lugging around heavy musical instruments from gig to gig could soon be over. Regular readers of Springwise may remember the MJ v1.0, the jacket that enables wearers to create music through gesture control, and now we’ve come across DrumPants, which utilize sensors worn underneath trousers to enable users to create electronic beats by simply tapping their legs. READ MORE…

Trousers double as a drumkit

The days of lugging around heavy musical instruments from gig to gig could soon be over. Regular readers of Springwise may remember the MJ v1.0, the jacket that enables wearers to create music through gesture control, and now we’ve come across DrumPants, which utilize sensors worn underneath trousers to enable users to create electronic beats by simply tapping their legs. READ MORE…

Wearable tech helps athletes perfect their swing
The concept of wearable tech is becoming a reality in more and more varying ways, and it’s gaining significant traction in sports — take for example the Vibrado smart sleeve for basketball players, recently covered on these pages. Now the Zepp range of sensors is helping golf, baseball and tennis players to improve their swing with real-time feedback on their performance. READ MORE…

Wearable tech helps athletes perfect their swing

The concept of wearable tech is becoming a reality in more and more varying ways, and it’s gaining significant traction in sports — take for example the Vibrado smart sleeve for basketball players, recently covered on these pages. Now the Zepp range of sensors is helping golf, baseball and tennis players to improve their swing with real-time feedback on their performance. READ MORE…