More power than you think in power walking.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.
Technology can help workers in many ways.
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People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
Do you know how the data from your running app is being used?
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Apps and wearable devices promise greater participation and empowerment in health care. But what are we risking when we take part in this new era of participatory health?
Goggle Glass: what not to do.
Apple can learn a lot from Google Glass and other augmented reality glasses.
The ideal fitness regime is not just a matter of time.
Apple Watch: Sport over style?
Forget high-end design and cutting-edge communication. The new Watch is a fitness device and heralds a shift for the company – from enabling self-expression to nudging users toward self-mastery.
Wearable technology can help motivate children to exercise.
Fitbit and other wearable technology are good for keeping track of your personal fitness. But should they be used by school children?
Does that smartphone app help you get a better night’s sleep?
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There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
Opening up mobile apps’ data to scholarly researchers.
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Companies are excellent at offering apps and services in exchange for users' data. This approach can also be a big boost to scholarly research.
The UK government's move to electronically track criminals on parole shows how wearable technology can become a virtual prison.
What’s my password again?
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.
If we’re super-wired in the future, will we also be super-vulnerable?
Imagining possible futures can help us plan a secure information technology environment for the years to come.
Wearable technology could help us manage our own health but separate us from our doctors as they drown in data.
Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better.
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New tests and drugs have always impacted health care. But completely different kinds of emerging technologies will soon radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered.
Scientists have figured out how to make this…with graphene.
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Who says scientists aren't artistic? A team of researchers have done some amazing kirigami work, an ancient Japanese paper art, using graphene.
Is your smartwatch spying on you?
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As wearables record more personal and physical activity data about us, we risk giving away more than we'd imagine.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Internet of things: a helping hand, or holding us back?
How many gadgets can we handle before what is supposed to ease and simplify becomes a burden?
There’s a difference between technologies that seek to augment versus those that seek to replicate or replace human processes.
I think I have successfully talked my partner out of getting an Apple Watch. I generally do not interfere with his purchase decisions, but the description of the Apple Watch’s features, or those of any…