Wisear aims to stick neural interface technology in users’ ears

Speaking voice commands to a mobile device in public can make some people feel a bit silly, plus background noise may be a problem. French startup Wisear has developed an alternative, in the form of earbuds that "read" the user's facial activity.

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Arges glasses move missing images for visually impaired users

One of the leading causes of blindness, age-related macular degeneration causes the center of an older person's vision to become blurry or even completely absent. Arges glasses are designed to help, by relocating the unseen images.

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Haptic hydrogel “skin” simulates touch in VR and AR

While technology is making strides in absorbing our eyes and ears in virtual worlds, it’s harder to engage senses like touch. Engineers have now developed WeTac, a thin, wearable electronic "skin" that provides tactile feedback to users in VR and AR.

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Nix wearable lets you know when to hydrate, by analyzing your sweat

We've heard about a number of experimental skin-worn biosensors, which analyze the wearer's sweat to monitor everything from stress to blood glucose. Well, athletes can now buy one of the things, that is designed to keep them from getting dehydrated.

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Premium IEM brand finally goes wireless with Orbit earphones

There's no denying the convenience of true-wireless earphones, but audio quality can be less than stellar. Boutique in-ear-monitor maker Campfire Audio is promising an "out-of-this-world sound" from its first entry into the TWS space, the Orbit buds.

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Facial strain sensor could give a voice to the voiceless

While some assistance is available to individuals who lack the power of speech, verbally communicating with other people can still be challenging. A new face-worn strain sensor could help, as it's able to "read" the wearer's silently mouthed words.

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Experimental wearable pops its top to send drowning alerts

While lifeguards serve a vital purpose, it can sometimes be difficult for them to keep an eye on all the swimmers, all the time. An experimental new device has been designed to help, by sending an alert if its wearer is drowning.

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Ignite 3 smartwatch looks to user’s body clock for alertness insights

Where most of Polar's smartwatches are aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, the Ignite 3 is heading to the wrists of a more casual fitness crowd, and can tap into an individual's circadian rhythm to predict when wearers will be most alert and ready to focus.

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Orb Smartguard keeps tabs on athletes through their mouths

It's certainly a good idea for coaches to be able to monitor the performance and well-being of their players. A new device allows them to do so, and it takes the form of a protective mouthguard of the sort that athletes would be wearing anyways.

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