EWTS Shines a Light on Enterprise XR and Wearables

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Like so many conferences and summits in the last few months, the event for enterprise XR and wearables went entirely digital – this one with its own custom-built platform to promote the professional networking that the summit is known for. Why Enterprise XR and Wearables?

Is Wearability the Next Mobility?

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Applying that principle back to AR, could wearability be the next era’s mobility? And if so, should it represent AR glasses’ V1 design target, which then evolves over time towards advanced AR functionality; versus starting with advanced AR then sizing-down over time towards wearability? With the wearability principle in mind, Ostendo is betting on a sleeker form factor for AR glasses that emerge and scale in the near-term as a function of mainstream consumer viability.

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Your wearables can soon help contact trace coronavirus outbreaks

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News Wearables bluetooth contact tracing Coronavirus wearablesThe move could make it easier to track the virus' spread.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VI: Snap

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Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Wearables Trend Up Despite Downturn

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As we continue to examine , wearables are AR’s forbear, in that they will condition consumers to wear sensors on their bodies. Meanwhile, wearables are further propelled by tech-giant motivations. It sees wearables both offsetting near-term iPhone revenue deceleration; and future-proofing its hardware-heavy profit machine. With that backdrop, the latest proof point for wearables growth and resilience comes from Canalys’ smartwatch tracking.

The best smart rings: The next frontier for wearable tech

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The future of wearables may reside on your finger as opposed to your wrist. Buying Guides Mobile Wearables NFC Ring oura ring smart rings wearablesHere are our favorite smart rings.

VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum

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A German-based company called Feelbelt wants to take that immersion even deeper with a wearable haptic belt capable of transmitting the entire frequency spectrum from 1 to 20,000 Hz in the form of haptic feedback. The post VR Haptic Feedback Wearable Feelbelt Lets You “Feel” The Entire Frequency Spectrum appeared first on VRScout. Keep your pants on! Feelbelt will shake, rattle, and role your VR experiences.

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Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

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The wearables sector is approaching an inflection point. But before going into the AR implications, let’s step back and look at the activity in the broader wearables sector. Wearables sales this year are projected to hit $41 billion, up 28 percent from $32 billion last year. Google meanwhile acquired Fitbit to buttress its wearables play. As we’ve examined , it’s leaning into wearables as a near-term diversification play and long-term succession plan.

This wearable device tests food for allergens

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More about Mashable Video , Wearables , Allergy , Food Allergies , and Future Blink. Mashable Video Wearables Allergy Food Allergies Future BlinkThe Allergy Amulet claims to detect target ingredients within seconds while doubling as a fashion accessory. Read more.

Apple Fires the Latest Shot in the Wearables Wars

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, the story is flipped for wearables, as that division is on its way up.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. It has entered the wearables race in a number of ways including its Pixel Buds.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part V: Apple

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, the story is flipped for wearables, as that division is on its way up.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. It recently entered the wearables race with the Surface Earbuds.

Haptics-Heavy Wearable Feelbelt Completes Crowdfunding, Accepts Preorders

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Some controllers incorporate haptics but incorporating the technology into wearable devices is the next step that some producers are exploring. There are a couple of competitors in the haptic wearables field. The only wearable with more touch-points is the $685 SoundShirt. Right now, most of us experience virtual reality through headsets. The video aspect can feel immersive. The audio aspect can feel immersive. However, “immersion” should involve all of the senses.

Fitbit Just Pulled Several Miracles Out of Its Ass With Its New Wearable Lineup

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fitbit with the 11th hour hail mary fitbit fitbit versa 3 fitbit inspire 2 fitbit sense ecg fitness trackers smartwatches wearables consumer tech gadgetsFitbit really needed to impress this fall.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part IV: Bose

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. The post Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars?

LG’s new battery-operated mask is a wearable air purifier

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News Wearables air purifier air purifying mask LG LG maskThe mask uses built-in fans to filter the air.

WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

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WalkOVR is doing just that with its wearable motion capture system that allows VR users to walk in place to move through virtual environments. Tagged with: WalkOVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours appeared first on UploadVR. We’ve seen a multitude of practical and impractical solutions pop up for locomotion in virtual reality.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part I: Amazon

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader and their respective moves and motivations in wearables. . That’s still the case, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumer markets for AR glasses: wearables. We’ll start this Wearables Wars series by looking at Amazon.

Will Apple’s Wearables Success Accelerate AR?

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Specifically, the stellar performance of wearables could signal Apple’s continued financial motivations to lessen revenue dependence on a maturing iPhone. Meanwhile, the story is the opposite for wearables, as that division is on its way up. Moreover, the wearables category by itself is now the size of a Fortune 150 company. Back to AR, this wearables revenue category is where AR glasses will live. The post Will Apple’s Wearables Success Accelerate AR?

RealWear Raises $17M For Industrial-Grade Wearable AR Device

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RealWear has raised $17 million for its AR wearable device aimed at workers in construction and other heavy industries. It’s a wearable device, but RealWear CEO Andy Lowery calls it a “head-mounted tablet,” since it lets you view the equivalent of a seven-inch Android tablet while you’re working. We have architected a wearable computer that fits into different protective equipment, like snapping into a hard helmet. Above: RealWear’s AR wearable device.

Sony keeps you cool on the move with wearable air conditioner

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Mobile News Wearables air conditioner reon Sony SUMMERSony's tiny Reon Pocket air conditioner can also keep you warm in the winter.

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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The patent is for a “wearable information system having at least one camera.” ” According to the abstract: “The invention is related to a wearable information system having at least one camera, the information system operable to have a low-power mode and a high power mode. In these early months of 2017 just about every major tech company has some sort of virtual or augmented reality product either on store shelves or coming in the future.

Sony’s Wearable Air Conditioner Is Finally Available to Help Make the Summer Less Sweltering

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First revealed last Summer with an intended release to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Sony’s wearable personal air conditioner is finally available for sale to help you battle the Summer heat when you occasionally step outside to brave the sun’s rage and the ongoing pandemic. sony wearables air conditioning reon pocket gadgets tech consumer tech

WebAR to Wearables: AR’s 2020 Outlook

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From WebAR to Wearables: The AR Moments of 2019 and What’s In Store for 2020. Excitement around wearables hits a fever pitch: The talk around wearables has already been dubbed the “Face Race.” Many of these programs will be fusing audio and visual information with gesture control, and bringing the technologies together is going to get users and designers more excited about the intersections between AR and wearable tech.

Insider Secrets to Adopting Wearables

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the AES Corporation, and Intel share their secrets to adopting wearables. The post Insider Secrets to Adopting Wearables appeared first on BrainXchange. Applications and Use Cases Augmented Reality Body-worn Devices & Applications Expert Insights Head-mounted Virtual Reality Intel Upskill wearable technologyWatch this throwback 2016 expert panel led by Upskill’s Brian Ballard, in which enterprise end users from Jacobs Engineering, Powerstream Inc.,

Researchers Made This Medical Wearable Out of Pencil and Paper

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wearables health monitoring pencil paperWhile smartwatches and fitness trackers are probably the most well-known consumer tech for health monitoring, researchers from the University of Missouri published a study showing they can do the same thing. with a paper and pencil. Read more.

WaveOptics Working With EV Group For Sub-$600 AR Wearables By Next Year

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These AR wearables would retail for less than $600. “This collaboration is key to unlocking the development of AR wearables; together we are well positioned to bring mass market innovation in AR, opening new paths to scalability at a lower cost than ever before.” ” If WaveOptics and EVG can live up to its promises, the sub-$600 price tag will be by far the lowest-priced wearable augmented reality display yet released, at least compared to 2018 prices.

After 7 Years, Google Abandons Individual Glass Owners Who Spent $1,500 to Join Its Early Wearables Experiment

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Did Google CEO Sundar Pichai kill Google Glass for non-enterprise users? That's the obvious first question following news that non-enterprise Glass users will no longer have access to Google's core apps after February 2020.

Is Apple Building an Entertainment Wearable?

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The reason this would align with an entertainment wearable is that opacity would make glasses optimized for high contrast entertainment like watching a movie. Invoking Apple’s financial motivations once again and “ following the money ,” AR glasses will help it to continue boosting wearables as a strategic imperative. billion that wearables made Apple in Q3 more than offset the $3.5 This makes Apple intent on AR glasses within a wearables suite.

Where are the simple but effective wearables?

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Remote collaboration via smart glasses, Virtual Reality training, design visualization with HoloLens…These are incredible applications of wearable technologies in enterprise today. But where are such simple wearables? […]. The post Where are the simple but effective wearables? Applications and Use Cases Body-worn Devices & Applications Market Observations Amazon employee tracking enterprise wearables wearable technology

This wearable replaces your computer mouse — Future Blink

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The Pero wearable controller uses your hand motions to control your computer. Read more. More about Tech , Mashable Video , Computer , Hands Free , and Future Blink. Tech Mashable Video Computer Hands Free Future Blink

Leap Motion ‘Virtual Wearable’ AR Prototype is a Potent Glimpse at the Future of Your Smartphone

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Matsuda calls this prototype the ‘virtual wearable’: Introducing Virtual Wearables pic.twitter.com/LPvknKBlnO. The post Leap Motion ‘Virtual Wearable’ AR Prototype is a Potent Glimpse at the Future of Your Smartphone appeared first on Road to VR. Because VR can take over our entire reality, it can be great for entertainment.

Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

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Arguably, exoskeletons, not AR/VR, are the current star of enterprise wearables. Exoskeleton development has evolved from military and medical applications to industry, where wearable robotics are finding their sweet spot. When you consider that a single rotator cuff surgery can take out a worker for up to seven months and cost employers up to $56,000, wearable robot suits don’t seem so crazy. The post Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

OLED Wearable Technology Launched

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This is an era of wearable technology and we are not far from the day when we actually will be having our own wearable devices facilitating us in different ways. OLEDs are self-luminous displays and are flexible, foldable, and wearable that consist of thin boards made of plastic material which can be torn easily due to which they have a poor durability. The post OLED Wearable Technology Launched appeared first on Infinityleap - Technology stops for no one. Wearables

The Definitive BrainXchange Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise

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In 2015, the newly-formed BrainXchange put together the first-ever event devoted to the business and industrial use of wearable technologies. There have now been five Enterprise Wearable Technology Summits, with a sixth scheduled for September 2019. POC/EVALUATION STAGE: So, you’ve discovered smart glasses and see their potential; or, you’ve been directed to look into wearable technologies to stay competitive—where do you start? Introduction.

This Week In XR: Facebook Throws Down, More Tick Tockery, And Apple Wearables

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