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LumaGlo Defies Darkness with Wearable Illumination

Portland-based LumaGlo, a designer of wearable active safety gear, announced today the launch of the Crossbelt — a product that is “poised to transform a category that has remained stagnant since its inception.”

According to the official launch announcement, this new solution for runners, cyclists, walkers, and others who refuse to be relegated to a treadmill or stationary bike after sunset, provides 360 wearable illumination for the ultimate in low- or no-light visibility.

The LumaGlo Crossbelt can be preordered now at Kickstarter here.

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Brain State Technologies Finds Launch Success with Latest Wearable Tech

Brain State Technologies, a leading neurotechnology company, has just introduced what it calls “the world’s first brain mirroring wellness product” via Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the new B2v2 wearable brainwave balancing headband.

As of this writing, over 100 backers have already pre-ordered the B2v2, exceeding the original Kickstarter goal by more than 150% in a little over a week.

So how does the tech at hand work?

Utilizing Brain State’s proprietary software, the B2v2 converts an individual’s unique brainwaves from both frontal poles and temporal lobes into corresponding music-like tones, recognizing out-of-balance brainwaves measured in real time. The wearable headband relaxes the brain by rebalancing brainwaves for stress relief and improved sleep, resulting in increased energy, more focused performance and significant enhancement of a client’s overall emotional well-being.

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PAREXEL, Sanofi Advance the Use of Wearable Devices in Life Science Industry

PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, has just announced a collaboration with Sanofi to advance the use of wearable devices to transform the collection of data in clinical trials.

Wearables have the potential to address several challenges related to clinical trials and improve execution by increasing patients’ ability to participate, driving patient engagement, and creating more opportunities for decentralized trial sites.
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IDC: Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum.

That’s according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

The IDC estimates that vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices this year, marking a 20.4% increase from the 104.3 million units shipped in 2016.
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New SENSATE Stress Management Wearable Unveiled

On Tuesday morning in London, Stress management technology developer, BioSelf Technology, unveiled SENSATE – a wearable device and app that tracks and reduces stress in real-time.

So how does it work? We’re told that SENSATE is the first device to both track biometric stress markers and reduce stress levels, on the spot, giving the wearer the ability to reach meditation-like states to promote enhanced relaxation.

According to the World Health Organization, stress-related illnesses cost the UK economy tens of billions of dollars every year year.

The small, pebble-like device is placed comfortably against the chest and collects biometric data on stress markers, including heart rate, respiration, posture, temperature and mood. This data is fed back to the SENSATE app on the wearer’s smartphone, which uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the data and calculate the optimum therapeutic response of SENSATE for the wearer.

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Wearable Pioneer Blue Spark Technologies Confirms Awarding of New Patent

On Wednesday, MHW learned that Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. — a leader in developing thin, flexible, solutions for wearables and medical devices — was awarded a new patent.

Per the announcement shared, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 14/587626, also referred to as “body temperature logging patch” or better known by its brand name, TempTraq.

This wearable, Bluetooth temperature monitor continuously senses, records and sends body temperature for up to 24 or 48 hours to a mobile device through its free downloadable app. A 72-hour version is being tested in leading hospitals as a way to monitor patient body temperatures and detect fevers faster.

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IDC Says Xiaomi and Apple Are Vying for Wearables Supremacy

According to a new report from IDC, the worldwide wearables market maintained its upward trajectory during the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with Xiaomi and Apple leading all companies and multiple products experiencing double- and triple-digit growth.

Per the findings presented in the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, companies shipped a total of 24.7 million wearable devices during 1Q17, up 17.9% from the 20.9 million units shipped in 1Q16.
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