Wearable Technology

Protos Eyewear's 3D-Printed Sunglasses Are Custom-Fitted to Your Face

No two faces are alike, but eyewear is made to be a one-size-fits-all product. With 3D printing though, the game completely changes and you can get eyeglasses perfectly designed and…

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Tiny, Clothing-Embedded Cameras Could Help Dieters Track Calories

Photo by Shutterstock When it comes to dieting, no one is very good at counting calories. In fact, we’re most likely to underestimate how much we’re actually eating. Not…

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"Google Glass"–Like "OrCam" Headset Could Help the Blind to See

Coming out of Israel is a new wearable device that can help the visually impaired see. OrCam is a camera and mind-reading computer that can see everything you can see and can tell you…

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The "HOT" Smartwatch Turns Your Wrist Into a Phone

Smartwatches could soon be the new craze putting the power of your smart phone straight onto your wrist. Soon you’ll be answering calls by cupping your hand to your ear and using…

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Fos: An Affordable, Wearable LED Display System to Help You Stay Visible

Turn signals don’t come standard on a bike and arm waving can be misunderstood, but a live-action LED wearable display on your pack or your back gives a clear signal how…

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VIDEO: Samsung Debuts "Galaxy Gear" Smartwatch

Photo by Gero Breloe for Associated Press Samsung officially threw its hat into the smartwatch ring on Wednesday when co-CEO J.K. Shin revealed the “Galaxy Gear” at the IFA…

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Nike Lights Up U.S. Open With Reflective Tennis Jackets, Sneakers

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only party calling dibs on the hours after sundown. Nike Tennis has created a series of reflective gear designed to dominate the night games at the…

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Google Glass Could Soon Accompany Surgeons into the Operating Room

Photo by Shutterstock For the Everyman, wearing Google Glass seems a bit like overkill. Who needs to always be connected or record every minute of your life? But for specialty jobs that…

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"First Few Days" Backpack Filters Water, Generates Power for Emergencies

When disaster strikes water sources are often contaminated and the electric grid is down, meaning no clean water and no power. To get by until relief arrives, victims need drinkable…

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Reebok's "CheckLight" Device Alerts Athletes to Severity of Head Impacts

A growing body of research is revealing that head impacts during sports can cause major trauma and damage. Wearing a helmet is critical, but hits to the noggin, even smallish ones, can…

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9 Wearable Technologies That Will Give You Real-Life Superpowers

Photo by Shutterstock SUPERMAN You don’t have to be Superman to deflect bullets off your chest. Scientists have developed a way of bulking up an ordinary T-shirt to create…

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3D-Printed Exoskeleton Could Change the Future of Fixing Broken Bones

As it stands now when you break a bone, a technician wraps your limb in plaster – it’s cheap, moldable to your limb and hard to take off, which means you’re stuck in…

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Polar Bear's High-Tech Neckwear Captures Video, Answers About Climate Change

Tasul the polar bear is the latest animal research scientist and is cooperating with the U.S. Geological Survey to help learn more about how the bears move. Tasul lives at the Oregon…

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Ministry of Supply's Socks Use Coffee-Infused Fibers to Neutralize Smells

Summer swelter have your feet in funk? Ministry of Supply is launching a line of men’s dress socks that are engineered to eliminate sweat and odor while providing all-day comfort…

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Yes, You Can Buy a 3D-Printed Bow Tie

Here’s one way to one-up those Billyburg hipsters: swap your fabric bow tie for a three-dimensionally printed one. Monocircus’s dapper accessory doesn’t need excessive…

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The "Hand Tree" is a Portable Air Filter You Wear on Your Wrist

There’s no way to control the quality of your air when you’re walking around in the city or working near machines. But air pollution is so bad for our health that there has…

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Handyscope is a Smartphone Body Scanner That Checks for Skin Cancer

When you think your mole has grown or a spot emerges on your skin, it’s best to get into your doctor right away to get it checked out. But getting an appointment that isn’t…

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Solar Power Goes Couture With Pauline van Dongen's Avant-Garde Wearables

POWER SUITS Van Dongen says her designs mimic human skin cells, which show a similar layering. Some of the modules contain up to 48 flexible solar cells, enough to restore a typical…

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