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Parexel and Sanofi collaborate on wearables study

Drugs giant Sanofi has teamed up with clinical trials specialists Parexel to develop wearable technologies to assist with clinical trials.

Wearable sensor designed to measure skin hydration

A new wearable, low-cost sensor has been developed to measure skin hydration. The sensor reliably informs the wearer when they need to drink more water, making it ideal for those who exercise or who are worried about becoming dehydrated.

Artificial intelligence wearable helps lower anxiety

Anxiety and stress represent problems faced by many people. While there are techniques to follow to help manage these conditions these can be difficult to practice as stress rises. What if there was a wearable device that helped?

New wearable provides continuous blood pressure monitoring

For a growing number of people control and monitoring of their blood pressure is vital to their leading a healthy lifestyle. A new innovation in wearable technology offers a continuous blood pressure monitoring system.

Wearable tech for babies — something else to worry about?

Tech firms are racing to develop technology for babies so that parents can monitor vital signs from afar (a step up from the classic baby monitor). However, psychologists warn that monitoring data about 'vital signs' only causes parents to worry more.

Wearable sensor aims to flag when you’re getting sick

Smart watches and other wearable technologies are effective at monitoring vital signs and reporting on overall health, but can the technology be developed to actually signal when you might be getting sick? One research group thinks so.

Smart watch designed to monitor glucose levels

Wearable technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, especially in the health-related field. A new smart watch, equipped with a standard heart rate monitor and step counter, can also measure glucose levels.

Stretchable wearable putty-based sensor devised

A new, stretchable wearable sensor has been devised inspired by the children’s toy silly putty. The bio-sensor is made from a polymer together with the flexible material graphene.

Digital health and risks to consumer privacy

Wearable technology has been one of the big growth areas with consumer spending, with sales of 'smart watches' and apps rising rapidly. This growth, however, poses new consumer and privacy risks according to a new report.

Wearables designed to help couples conceive

Wearable technology continues to develop at a rapid rate. A big growth area has been with health-related apps and wearables. A new product aims to help couples to conceive.

Ready for the internally implanted fitness monitor?

How would you feel if a fitness monitor, something like a Fitbit, was surgically implanted in your body to allow for the collation of more accurate health data? This could be a step closer thanks to new monitors.

New nanomaterial promises flexible electronic devices

A U.S.-South Korean collaboration has led to the creation of a new ultrathin, transparent, conductive film. The film is the basis of new, flexible and wearable electronics.

Essential Science: New flexible electronic material self-heals

One of the limitations with wearable technology is that many of the items are brittle. The material structure has not progressed at the rate of technological innovation. A new self-healing material aims to bridge this gap.

Expansion predicted for clinical wearables market

One of the big growth areas in the health sector is the clinical wearables market, which saw $499 million invested by venture capitalists last year. For the first quarter of 2016, a further $202 million was invested.

Computers will soon be in our clothes

The advance of wearable technology continues. In a new development, technologist report they have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision, sufficient to house a micro-computer.

Is getting a sunburn a concern? L'Oreal has a patch for that

Las Vegas - L'Oreal has released a skin patch that changes color to indicate if the wearer may be getting too much UV radiation exposure. Called My UV Patch, the product will be available later this year.

Op-Ed: Privacy concerns jeopardise healthcare innovation

London - There is significant concern about what the latest innovations in healthcare mean for personal medical data, to the extent that some innovations, such as the government's care.data, have been paused.

Energy created from human urine powers wireless transmitter

Bristol - A wireless transmitter was able to send a signal to a PC using only human urine pumped over microbial fuel cells (MFC). This was accomplished by the act of walking, according to a new study published on Dec. 10, 2015.

Biometric tattoo is the latest in wearable technology

Austin - Wearable technology continues to advance at a rapid rate. The latest product to be prototyped uses electroconductive tattoo ink to connect sensors pressed against the skin to monitor vital signs.

Wearable kidneys could replace dialysis machines

Los Angeles - Kidney dialysis is a long, drawn-out process, requiring those undergoing the treatment to spend long periods inside specially designed machines. This could be about to change with a new, wearable medical device.

Zing: The perfect gift this Christmas Special

'Zing' is a brand new device developed by a team of hardworking entrepreneurs in Cambridge. Digital Journal spoke to one of them, Ludo Chapman, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.

Flat pack batteries offer improved performance

Sydney - For wearable tech to become more user-friendly in terms of ease of use, the power source must be flatter. This is what a science group is proposing — a flat pack battery, and one with good power capacity too.

Op-Ed: Wearables enter the insurance industry Special

For most households, insurance premiums are a significant monthly expense. What if there was a way to reduce that cost just by choosing a new accessory or piece of clothing?

Op-Ed: mHealth fitness wearables need better consumer engagement

Fitness wearables and mobile health tracking devices continue growing in popularity. Companies like Fitbit sell millions of devices each year. But despite the health benefits, people stop using the product.

Op-Ed: Is the Apple Watch a necessity or luxurious accessory?

Is Apple Watch really the next big thing set for ubiquity and will it revolutionise wearable technology? Or is it just an expensive luxury?

Survey says 60% of US iPhone users not interested in Apple Watch

A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll of U.S. iPhone users show that around 60 percent of respondents aren't really interested in Apple's latest product, the Apple Watch.

How does wearable technology impact fitness goals?

Wearable technology is much more than just a trend. In fact, when it is utilized properly, it can have a big impact on the user’s fitness goals.

Op-Ed: Nanotechnology likely to be the next big technological revolution

Is technological progress slowing down? Are we simply refining technological advances originally made in the 1980s or earlier? Fear not: there is a next wave that will revolutionize technology. And it's small. Real small. A look at nanotechnology.

What do consumers want from wearable tech?

Wearable and mobile technology has been steadily growing and companies like Apple, Sony and Google are rushing to bring out snazzy products. However, are these what consumers want? A new survey takes stock.

Samsung’s product launch reveals re-emergence of innovation Special

After much anticipation Samsung’s Unpacked event at the IFA expo in Berlin, Samsung launched four devices which shows a resurgence in innovation for the tech giant as well as Samsung’s desire to expand in the wearable technology sector.
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(a) Schematic drawing; (b) image of the developed wearable generator.
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