Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of wearable health trackers. But we’re used to seeing them on our wrists. If Google gets its way, the next batch of wearables may be worn in your eyes.
The company’s experimental wing, Google[x], announced on Thursday its plan to test a prototype of a smart contact lens that would monitor the sugar levels of diabetes patients, possibly alerting them when glucose levels become dangerously high or low.
Google is making a smart contact lens

Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

By now, we’re all familiar with the idea of wearable health trackers. But we’re used to seeing them on our wrists. If Google gets its way, the next batch of wearables may be worn in your eyes.

The company’s experimental wing, Google[x], announced on Thursday its plan to test a prototype of a smart contact lens that would monitor the sugar levels of diabetes patients, possibly alerting them when glucose levels become dangerously high or low.

Google is making a smart contact lens

Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy
"IoT is all about sensing and collecting the data — and then transporting it [to the cloud]. Once it’s there, it’s about massaging it and sending it back to the user," said Julia, who described the sensing and collecting stage with the "big data" moniker, but who spoke of the machine learning and analytic engines sending data back to the user as "small data" — advice that is directly relevant to people’s lives.

Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy

"IoT is all about sensing and collecting the data — and then transporting it [to the cloud]. Once it’s there, it’s about massaging it and sending it back to the user," said Julia, who described the sensing and collecting stage with the "big data" moniker, but who spoke of the machine learning and analytic engines sending data back to the user as "small data" — advice that is directly relevant to people’s lives.

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How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things
A group of French researchers believe that the sensors and transmitters we wear will route and relay data, not just collect it. We won’t just be connected to the network. We’ll be the network.

Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror.
Some day our bodies — or at least the clothing or accessories that adorn them — could become key network nodes in the internet of things. European researchers think that sensors and transmitters on our bodies can be used to form cooperative ad hoc networks that could be used for group indoor navigation, crowd-motion capture, health monitoring on a massive scale and especially collaborative communications. Last week, French institute CEA-Leti and three French universities have launched the Cormoran project, which aims to explore the use of such cooperative interpersonal networks.
The concept of wireless body area networks (WBANs) isn’t a new one. WBANs could be used to sever the cord between patients and their monitoring equipment. Companies like Apple and Heapslylon are exploring the possibility of connected clothes with embedded sensors. We’ve already begun embracing a new era of wearables, such as Google Glass to Fitbit (see disclosure), designed to become extensions of our senses and movements.

How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things

A group of French researchers believe that the sensors and transmitters we wear will route and relay data, not just collect it. We won’t just be connected to the network. We’ll be the network.

Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror.

Some day our bodies — or at least the clothing or accessories that adorn them — could become key network nodes in the internet of things. European researchers think that sensors and transmitters on our bodies can be used to form cooperative ad hoc networks that could be used for group indoor navigation, crowd-motion capture, health monitoring on a massive scale and especially collaborative communications. Last week, French institute CEA-Leti and three French universities have launched the Cormoran project, which aims to explore the use of such cooperative interpersonal networks.

fitbit oneThe concept of wireless body area networks (WBANs) isn’t a new one. WBANs could be used to sever the cord between patients and their monitoring equipment. Companies like Apple and Heapslylon are exploring the possibility of connected clothes with embedded sensors. We’ve already begun embracing a new era of wearables, such as Google Glass to Fitbit (see disclosure), designed to become extensions of our senses and movements.

Steve Mann: My “Augmediated” Life - IEEE Spectrum

Steve Mann, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto, has been designing and wearing computerized eyewear for decades, the gear increasing markedly in sophistication over time.

Steve Mann: My “Augmediated” Life - IEEE Spectrum

Steve Mann, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto, has been designing and wearing computerized eyewear for decades, the gear increasing markedly in sophistication over time.

Breezing: Portable Metabolism Tracker | Indiegogo

Meet Breezing.

For the first time ever, a metabolism tracker that syncs with your smartphone. Brought to you by a team of dedicated researchers and engineers, Breezing combines innovative design with proven science.

Cufflinks with Wi-Fi hot spot turn you into a digital 007 | CNET
These silver oval ‘links keep your cuffs together without the  embarrassment of using some silly analog plastic buttons, and also  double as a USB thumbdrive with 2GB of storage and an embedded wireless  hot spot.
They can be used to share data and Internet access between smartphones, tablets, laptops, and just about anything else that’s USB- or wireless-compatible.

Cufflinks with Wi-Fi hot spot turn you into a digital 007 | CNET

These silver oval ‘links keep your cuffs together without the embarrassment of using some silly analog plastic buttons, and also double as a USB thumbdrive with 2GB of storage and an embedded wireless hot spot.

They can be used to share data and Internet access between smartphones, tablets, laptops, and just about anything else that’s USB- or wireless-compatible.

Disposable body metric patch from BodyMedia coming later this year | The Verge

The Body Monitory Patch is a disposable body patch designed to track calorie burn, steps, and more — BodyMedia claims it collects 5,000 data points per minute. 

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Disposable body metric patch from BodyMedia coming later this year | The Verge

The Body Monitory Patch is a disposable body patch designed to track calorie burn, steps, and more — BodyMedia claims it collects 5,000 data points per minute. 

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Mobile Apps Track Your Weight, Body Fat and Sleep Patterns
The free Digifit mobile apps already work to track a slew of metrics, including heart rate and calories burned, for cardio workouts, and can map runs and bike rides. The service is meant to combine the functions of multiple fitness devices — heart rate monitors and run trackers — into a single app experience. Users can purchase additional sensor hardware for more accurate tracking. The Withings WiFi Body Scale is a next-gen scale that records body weight, lean and fat mass and calculates body mass index. The scale is already capable of auto-tweeting and updating Facebook (Facebook). With support for the Digifit system, users can have the scale automatically share and upload their weight information to their Digifit dashboard. The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is an in-home system for tracking and analyzing sleep patterns, with online visualization tools that include a bedside display and wireless headband. This data can now also be shared with a user’s Digifit dashboard.

Mobile Apps Track Your Weight, Body Fat and Sleep Patterns

The free Digifit mobile apps already work to track a slew of metrics, including heart rate and calories burned, for cardio workouts, and can map runs and bike rides. The service is meant to combine the functions of multiple fitness devices — heart rate monitors and run trackers — into a single app experience. Users can purchase additional sensor hardware for more accurate tracking. The Withings WiFi Body Scale is a next-gen scale that records body weight, lean and fat mass and calculates body mass index. The scale is already capable of auto-tweeting and updating Facebook (Facebook). With support for the Digifit system, users can have the scale automatically share and upload their weight information to their Digifit dashboard. The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is an in-home system for tracking and analyzing sleep patterns, with online visualization tools that include a bedside display and wireless headband. This data can now also be shared with a user’s Digifit dashboard.

Michigan Researchers Develop RFID-based Sensors to Measure Physical Activity - RFID Journal
MSU graduate student Dong Bo wears the prototype sensor tags developed by Subir Biswas and his team. Photo by G.L. Kohuth
The system would enable physicians or therapists to capture sophisticated data about an individual’s expended energy, based on the movement, angle and relative position of three EPC Gen 2 RFID tags worn on that person’s body. 

Michigan Researchers Develop RFID-based Sensors to Measure Physical Activity - RFID Journal

MSU graduate student Dong Bo wears the prototype sensor tags developed by Subir Biswas and his team. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

The system would enable physicians or therapists to capture sophisticated data about an individual’s expended energy, based on the movement, angle and relative position of three EPC Gen 2 RFID tags worn on that person’s body. 

Online memory, or LifeLogging or e-memory as it’s called, is probably closer than you may think. Here are 22 tools can let you put your life online today.
 
What if you could remember everything—every person you’ve met, every conversation you’ve had—and then retrieve that information in an instant? You would never lose a phone number. You’d  be able to share those fleeting memories with anyone and find where you put those damn keys. 

Wearable Wireless Sensor Market To Grow By 400 Million Devices

Around the world multiple social factors are putting strain on existing healthcare operations, but a new wave of interest and investment in wireless body sensors will help healthcare providers to improve treatment as well as increase efficiency and cut costs. Key to these benefits is the development of wireless sensors to measure important body parameters and communicate the data to remote systems. These developments are examined in a new study from ABI Research.

Source: Integrated Solutions

'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.  s i x t h s e n s e - a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab)

'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.  s i x t h s e n s e - a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab)