wearable tech

wearables

High-Tech Underwear Will Monitor Astronauts’ Health in Space

Astroskin comes to the ISS.
Kate Lunau
10.21.16
Music

Musicians Hacked Together New Instruments Out of Tattoos and Chess Boards

A London hackathon paired artists with coders to make new sounds.
Victoria Turk
9.21.16
McDonald's

McDonald's Offers Activity-Tracking Wearables with Their 500 Calorie Happy Meals

An 8-year-old would need to walk about five hours to burn off a Happy Meal.
Madison Margolin
8.17.16
Toronto

We Tested the Canadian Health App That Claims to Measure ‘Internal Age’

Turns out that your insides get a lot older after a night of vodka shots.
Rebecca Krauss
4.28.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

Tracking My Sleep Kept Me Awake at Night

Technology and sleep. Why do we try and force the two together?
Ben Sullivan
1.18.16
Design

This Swimsuit Is Made Out of Pollutant-Absorbing Supermaterial

So you can clean the sea as you swim.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
Design

This Smart Glove Translates Sign Language to Text and Speech

Designer Hadeel Ayoub’s glove will soon incorporate multilingual translation and be able to send texts and emails.
Emiko Jozuka
9.29.15
japan

Glasses That Confuse Facial Recognition Systems Are Coming to Japan

Cool shades.
Emiko Jozuka
8.7.15
uk

The Future of Emergency Calls Is Texting

A new report argues that UK emergency call systems should be updated for the smartphone age.
Emiko Jozuka
7.8.15
Sports

Superhuman Sports: The Japanese Society Turning Athletics into a Video Game

A group of researchers, games developers, and athletes want to enhance human sporting abilities with virtual reality and exoskeletons.
Emiko Jozuka
6.16.15
jacked in

Rewiring the Brain to Create New Senses

How the brain's neuroplasticity lets us substitute one sense for another—and invent new ones.
Luke Robert Mason
6.10.15
Toronto

Where's the Wearable Tech That's Fashionable Enough to Wear?

Most wearable tech just looks like flashing Christmas lights attached to bodysuits.
Isabel Slone
6.5.15
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