What quirky activities have you done that your activity tracker falsely counted as steps? What about playing the drums, folding napkins, or directing a choir? How about opening and closing the refrigerator door? These are all activities that netted people “steps.” If you’re like the majority of people in a recent survey, you consider accuracy […]
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You’ve probably heard of dressing smart, smart dressing, and even smart casual. But what’s really becoming fashionable are smart clothes. Smart clothes are garments that have sensors integrated into them to monitor your body. The sensors may be part of the fabric (such as conductive thread that’s woven or knitted into the material). Sensors can […]
Have you been tempted to part with some of your blood, pee, poop, spit, or other bodily fluids for testing to gain insights on how you might optimize athletic performance, sexual prowess, sleep, wellbeing, longevity, or [fill in the blank here]? Many companies now offer direct-to-consumer (DTC) lab testing that’s typically not part of routine […]
“Hello, little lady. Are you interested in AI?” The weathered gentleman in the cowboy hat greeted me as I ambled by his wearable tech booth. He wasn’t referring to artificial intelligence; he was referring to artificial insemination. In cows. The setting wasn’t a neon exhibit hall at a huge tech conference in Vegas. It was […]
There’s been a wonderful mix of hype and hope that’s filled the wearable tech and health tracking space in the past year. Here’s a look at some of the digital health trends I see headed our way in the future. What do you predict is headed out vs. headed in? Popular Related posts […]
What will the future of activity monitoring bring? What are some new and novel applications? Where is there potential for new commercial partnerships and collaborations? In this invited presentation, I explore how we might interact with movement-tracking sensors in the future and consider novel relationships that cross design, data, functionality, experience, and even species. The […]
Leonardo da Vinci is credited with creating the first pedometer, making him the father of wearable technology. How would his famous Vitruvian Man look today if he was outfitted with wearables? This series of images was part of a keynote address I gave at the Interface2014: The Future Of Health Summit in Vancouver, BC. It’s […]
“Wearables” has become a trendy buzzword. But how much of the wearable tech is really wearable? When will we move beyond devices that track steps and calories? What characteristics do wearables need to lead to behavior change and to improve health outcomes? What’s hype and what’s backed by hard evidence? Here’s a look at where […]