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How Transformative Technology is Changing the World

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Today, people across the globe are generally comfortable using technology. They welcome advancements in technology, particularly ones that improve the quality of their everyday life. To answer this desire, there is an entire industry dedicated to creating technologies that can produce reliable and positive changes in the human psychological experience called Transformative Technology. What is transformative technology? Transformative technology seeks to help people access and develop their mental and emotional wellbeing so that they can experience their best selves every day. Simply speaking, transformative technologies (or ‘transtech’) are scientific devices and…read more

Five of the Coolest Trends in Hearables

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Within the realm of wearables, hearable devices are making waves. Hearables can change the way you perceive your environment, reduce stress and change how you experience music. Here are 5 of the coolest trends happening in hearables. 1. Sounds for stress It’s no secret that music plays strongly on our emotions. It can evoke feelings of happiness, sadness, fear and anticipation. It is also very useful as a relaxation tool. As technology allows us to collect more data from ourselves, a new device has found a way to perfectly tailor…read more

Fashion with Function

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Designers are always looking for new ways to make fashion more interesting and dynamic. Technology offers exciting ways to bring function to apparel and accessories. Here are some of the trends happening in wearable fashion right now. Charge It Someday soon you may be able to power your electronics with your clothes. Start-up Wearable Solar has begun using flexible solar panels to make lightweight wired garments that allow you to charge you smartphone up to 50 percent if worn in the sun for a full hour. York-based Voltaic Systems makes a collection of bags…read more

Athletic Wearables to Help You Get the Most of Your Activity

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The best wearables fit into your lifestyle seamlessly, like these wearable devices that offer insights and assistance when you’re being active. Cycling navigation aid Whether you’ve rented a bike while on vacation, or are just cycling in an area you’re unfamiliar with, it’s a hassle to stop and pull out a map or smartphone. Adafruit, a company that sells DIY electronics and kits, developed a helmet to solve exactly this problem. It has a built-in navigation system that uses lights that flash on the left or right to let you know where to…read more

Wearable Devices for Environmental Monitoring and Health

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To celebrate World Environment Day, this post highlights environmental monitoring devices, which help to raise awareness about external factors that affect our health. The majority of wearable devices are aimed at recording information from the wearer. Designers of environmental monitoring devices aim to arm wearers with important information about their environment. Pollution, UV exposure and transit are three excellent examples of how this technology can be applied to daily life. Pollution Awareness In the case of pollution, for example, the device could let the wearer know when he or she…read more

How Smart Wearables Can Improve Your Health and Lifestyle

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The world of smart wearable tech is still in its bourgeoning phase and the possibilities are endless. Understanding the different artificial intelligence makes in wearables is the key to understanding its potential. Why wearable? A wearable is more than a device; it works like a part of the wearer. It shouldn’t impose any additional social, psychological, or ergonomic burden on the user. In today’s hectic world, a person could easily lose or leave a personal electronic device behind one, but is unlikely to walk out of the house without clothes….read more

What Makes a Wearable Smart? The Limits of Activity Trackers

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  The surging popularity of wearables has lead to the evolution from devices that just track, to devices that can actually learn and communicate with you. Get the most out of your wearable by understanding the difference. 1. Heart rate monitors The problem: Tracking your heart rate can be a great way to help you get the most of your workouts. However, you need to actually make the time to exercise. Most of us find it difficult to make time for fitness. The solution: A smart wearable that helps you…read more

Steps to a Healthier Heart

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  February is heart health month making it the perfect time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. About heart disease Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, responsible for one out of every three deaths in the USA. It is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability. Simple cardiovascular activity like brisk walking can greatly reduce your risk for heart disease. What you can do Walking brings up the heart rate, lowers…read more