Is electronic skin the future of wearables?

By Get Connected Blog September 6, 2016

Recent advances in the development of conductive, transparent and cheap nanofiber film could lead to major changes in the future of wearables. Would you wear an electronic skin?

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Topics: wearables

Wearables could help manage children with autism

By Get Connected Blog August 30, 2016

If you have a child with autism, you’ll know just how stressful stimulation overload can be. Wearable technology could soon help anticipate an episode and allow parents to remove the child from a stressful situation.

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Topics: wearables

Which wearables are suited for batteryless operation?

By Jon Gunnar Sponås July 5, 2016

One of the biggest issues with wearable technology is how to provide the power it needs to function without making it so heavy or bulky that people won’t use it. Battery technology is slowly getting smaller and more efficient, but recent advances in wearable technology mean that some devices could operate without any batteries at all.

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Topics: battery, wearables

Smart clothes and wearable technology: Just for professional athletes?

By Thomas Søderholm June 28, 2016

Advances in technology mean that smart clothes are moving away from the preserve of fitness fanatics and heading squarely into the mainstream. But what if our clothes could tell us not only how we’re doing but how they’re doing as well?

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Topics: wearables

Wearable Product Security: What you need to know

By John Leonard June 7, 2016

Today’s consumers have a great appetite for the hottest new gadgets. New wearables and smartphones sell quickly, in huge numbers. They also collect huge amounts of data about users, such as where they’ve been and what they’ve been doing. But there are increasing concerns about the security of all of this data. Who has access to it, and how will it be used?

Security issues should always be taken seriously. Your company can incur serious damage by ignoring laws relating to security or failing to deal with issues that come to light. Not only will it damage the reputation of your brand, you may also face costs from returns, chargebacks and falling sales or even legal action and fines.

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Topics: wearables, security

6 wireless technologies for wearables

By Thomas Søderholm May 24, 2016

Are you creating a wearable product, but not sure of what wireless technology to choose? The way modern APIs work, developers don’t necessarily need to know the technical details. But having a basic understanding of the underlying technology will help you make apps that are more efficient, more responsive and easier to use.

Which solution is best for your wearable product? This depends on your requirements for bandwidth, power considerations and range. Here’s a brief overview of the 6 most common wireless technologies to consider.

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Topics: wearables, wireless technologies

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