A new patent filling reveals LG has some interesting ideas on how to address the logistical limitations of wearable technology.
Wearables have evolved unrecognizably from the original wristwatches of the early 19th century, but manufacturers still have ship their hardware attached to low-tech wristbands for lack of a better option. The first exception may be Sony, which hopes to exploit recent advancements in display technology to break out of the trend line. Revealed in one of the…
Redmond planned to use electric shocks to let a user know they have new notifications in situations where audio and vibration alerts fall short.
Big Blue has filed a patent for a pair of smart glasses meant to help the blind navigate their surroundings more easily as part of its ambitious push into the medical field.
The South Korean research institution that invented 4G LTE has come up with a smart slap bracelet that can curve around your wrist or turn into a phone. Oh, and it’s a stylus, too.
This sensory-aware shoe provides a valuable case study in why mobile manufacturers should tread carefully when venturing beyond their main area of focus.
If not being able to use the touchscreen while talking over the phone seems like an inconvenience, this hybrid between a smartphone and smart glasses that Sony is trying to patent may just the model for you.
Two pairs of stereo cameras and some nifty software allow this proposed smart necklace from Toyota to help you find your way through a crowded city and spot obstacles such as hazard signs even from significant distances.
South Korea’s patent hoarding arm is stocking up on IP in anticipation of the coming wearables boom. And that’s bad news for manufacturers, along with any consumer expecting even a semblance of privacy from their smart glasses.
Zoll Medical has come up with a WiFi-enabled defibrillator vest that could shave minutes off emergency response times for cardiac patients and free up hospital beds, killing (or rather saving) two birds with one stone.