Tech is penetrating into each area of our life and the things we wear are not the exception. Perhaps such a digital life seems horrifying at some point, but still, it brings a lot of benefits. In this digest we will cover a few great wearable solutions, so you could rethink your approach to technology impact in everyday life.
Soundbrenner is definitely one of our favorite wearable solutions. Nevertheless, it could serve only for those who play or are willing to play musical instruments, it is certainly worth mentioning. Its solution includes smartwatch and application. Besides functioning as a watch it is a metronome, tuner, decibel meter, etc. It allows you to adjust tempo and rhythm settings, sync multiple devices in order to play in a group, get notifications and alerts. Meanwhile, Soundbrenner has built-in exercises that you can access and play along daily to practice your rhythm.
This wearable solution is for the little ones. Owlet offers a smart sock that wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep using clinically-proven pulse oximetry. The solution also consists of the base station and the app. The base station glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong. Using Owlet’s app, you can receive notifications and stream real-time heart rate and oxygen levels on your phone and track sleep data, hours slept.
Nimb is a personal safety solution which consists of a Nimb Ring and Nimb App. Nimb Ring is a safety device that enables you to call for help with one click and without drawing unwanted attention. It has a panic button that sends an emergency alert with your current location to first responders, your emergency contacts, Nimb members nearby and to 9-1-1. It also has a mechanism to prevent accidental usage.
Under Armour is a great example of a large company leveraging IoT to enhance their products. The sportswear brand has a range of specially designed digitally-connected smart shoes. They could track, analyze and store virtually every running metric, so you know exactly what you need to do to get better. In order to improve your activity, you just need to install the application, sign up and connect your shoes. You can set up your goal and with the help of personalized coaching tips achieve it.
This company is an expert in context-specific SmartWear. They have separate everyday, sleep and activewear collections that includes bras, shirts, and camisoles. OMsignal clothing line makes it possible to collect vast amounts of contextualized, medical-grade biometrics data and analyze it. Their apparel picks up the body’s signals using strategically placed ECG, respiration, and physical activity sensors, the recording module transmits the signal to your smartphone and then this rich, context-based data is sent to the Cloud to be further analyzed using advanced algorithms and AI.
Smart wearables are not only limited to smartwatches. This industry opens a huge field for potential life-changing innovations. What other wearable solutions could make our lives better?