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Healthcare applications to drive wearable device boom

As many as 430 million wearable devices will be shipped annually by 2022, a report from market intelligence company Tractica. In its Wearable Device Market...

US health insurer Aetna considers Apple Watch partnership

American healthcare insurance provider Aetna is considering a partnership with Apple regarding the Apple Watch, according to reports. The news was broken by US media...

IoB Insiders: Time to contemplate the end of the smartphone?

IoB Insiders Rob Bamforth, analyst at Quocirca, asks: Is it time to contemplate the end of the smartphone era and if so, what will its replacement...

Laboratory-based IoT: is connectivity new in the realm of science?

The Internet of Things is broadly defined as “the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send...

Tata Comms: Airlines on digital transformation journey as IoT takes flight

The sky's the limit when it comes to the opportunities that the IoT offers airlines – but ensuring a smooth take-off for these technologies...

Harlequins expands use of wearables to improve player performance

London-based Premiership rugby union side Harlequins has expanded its partnership with sports technology company Catapult Sports to better track and improve player performance. The club...

New spray-on nanomesh wearables could bolster health monitoring

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a mesh-based substance known as nanomesh that could be used to make wearable health monitors. The research...

MIT start-up mPath reads consumer emotions and impulses

The MIT Media Lab has been the birthplace of many forward-looking technologies. Start-up mPath is taking one of them forward and developing wearables that...

FitPay brings prepaid functionality to IoT and wearable devices

Contactless payments company FitPay is set to offer prepaid capabilities on IoT and wearable devices. Announcing the new features, FitPay, a subsidiary of mobile security...

Wearables: Look for compelling use cases, not empty wrists

IoB Insiders - Rob Bamforth, analyst at Quocirca, discusses the challenges facing the wearables market, and why he believes devices with a strong use-case story...

TUMI and AT&T launch tracking device for travellers

Luggage company TUMI has teamed up with US telco AT&T to launch a wireless device – the TUMI Global Locator – to help travellers...

UCSD engineers develop near-zero-power sensor for ‘unawearables’

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have unveiled a temperature sensor capable of running on just 113 picowatts of power:...