International congress on sports innovation and technology in Turnhout, Belgium

On March 08, 2016, The Sports Innovation Conference will take place at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium.

The conference covers a variety of topics related to sports technology, including wearables, big data, and a key note detailing how Microsoft is working with some of the world’s top brands to digitize and transform the global sports industry. Continue reading “International congress on sports innovation and technology in Turnhout, Belgium”

Wearables Market Projected to Reach $25 Billion by 2019

The wearables market is set to treble in size in the next five years and become worth over $25 billion, according to industry analyst firm, CCS Insight. Its new global forecast for wearable devices — which includes smartwatches, fitness trackers, augmented and virtual reality headsets and wearable cameras — indicates the market is set to grow from 84 million units in 2015 to 245 million units in 2019. Continue reading “Wearables Market Projected to Reach $25 Billion by 2019”

How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?

While mHealth and wellness applications may appear to be interchangeable concepts, there are key differences in how they affect the life of the user as well as the business success of their providers. If your doctor advises you to begin a walking regimen for better health, you might choose to track your steps with a device to keep track of your progress. If the device and applications keep the data siloed with the individual, it would be considered a wellness product (e.g. activity trackers such as a FitBit or Jawbone. or diet apps like Lose It). Continue reading “How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?”

Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces to Android Wear

Wearing a watch lets you tell time with just a glance. Android Wear has expanded this at-a-glance experience to other useful info like your next meeting, daily step count, or messages. Today, we’re launching interactive watch faces, making it easier (and more fun) to stay connected, right from your wrist. Now, with just a tap, your watch face can change its design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app. Continue reading “Google Brings Interactive Watch Faces to Android Wear”

Bracelet that signs you in to your computer when you get close, presented by Intel

At today’s Intel Developer Forum event, the chipmaker showed off a prototype for a bracelet that would log you in to your computer or smartphone when you get close enough. That prototype, developed in conjunction with fashion brand Fossil, doesn’t get rid of passwords entirely: When you put it on, you enter your password. Continue reading “Bracelet that signs you in to your computer when you get close, presented by Intel”

Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech

If 2014 was the year of the fitness tracker, then 2015 seems destined to be the year of the smartwatch. Whilst there are a range of potential legal consequences for CSPs in becoming involved in wearable tech, from consumer and product liability issues (if the CSP retails such products) to advertising and marketing issues (in relation to the promotion of such products and services), it is the data issues which are potentially of most interest. Continue reading “Operators Must Pay Attention to Data Issues around Wearable Tech”