New Jawbone UP has just been announced: wireless synchronization at last!

The new version of the Jawbone UP activity tracker has just been announced. This comes rather as a surprise, although everybody was eagerly anticipating a variant of the wristband capable of wireless synchronization. While competitors like Nike, Fitbit and Withings were steadily increasing their wireless capabilities, the UP still found itself in limbo as a […]

How self-tracking and sports apps manage to actually change human behavior

Self-tracking has a long history in the area of sports. It’s therefore not surprising that a large number of the most popular apps are found in the sports market. For instance, apps for runners represent one of the most popular app categories in the various app stores. Currently over 100 million sports apps are downloaded. […]

Tone: direct insight into weight loss from sports activities

It can be difficult to gain insight into the quickest way of burning fat. For the one person this could be a half-hour running session, while someone else would have more success with muscle exercises. A scale doesn’t always help, either: any lost weight may just as well be due to lost fluid or muscle […]

GlassFit puts the fun and excitement back in running using augmented reality

The apps that are currently available for Google Glass are a lot of fun, but not really very useful. However, towards the end of this year an app will be released that will make it more attractive to purchase one of Google’s devices. The GlassFit app lets you compete against yourself when jogging or cycling. […]

Wearables 2.0: biomedical implants are the future

Away with wearables — implants are what we need! At least that is what Tim Cannon thinks. Cannon is a body hacker who recently integrated an implant in his arm for the purpose of collecting biometric data. In collaboration with Grindhouse Wetware, Cannon has developed a chip that is capable of measuring all sorts of […]

The TellSpec scanner analyzes all the nutrients in your food within seconds

An allergy to certain food types is always a problem. Does the food contain gluten? Have nuts been processed into this or that product? Packaging labels are not always very clear, and if you decide to visit a nice restaurant it’s particularly tricky to keep tabs on what has gone into the food on your […]

3D printing makes prosthetics a lot cheaper and more sustainable

Prosthetics are expensive — unless you use a 3D printer and smartphones rather than expensive hardware and unique components. That is the idea behind the Handie, a hand prosthetic that takes less than $400 to produce. Handie is a prosthetic that consists of components created using a 3D printer. This approach not only results in […]

AIRO wristband analyzes what you’ve eaten in real-time

The activity tracker arena may see an interesting addition in the shape of the AIRO wristband. Besides tracking your sleeping patterns, counting the steps you take and measuring your stress levels, the wearable device is said to be capable of analyzing what you’ve eaten during the day. With the new wristband, the AIRO team not […]

Infographic: the impact of wearables on the healthcare sector

Numrush often writes about new healthcare technology. However, it is often difficult to fathom its actual impact on the healthcare sector. Pathfinder Software has created a special infographic to fill this gap. It shows which wearables are currently available and which are actually used in healthcare. Very handy!

Strava trumps Nike by launching the first app with M7 support

I can just picture it: high-fives all around the Strava office: “We just did it!”. Because the new version of Strava Run is the very first app to use the M7 processor in the new iPhone 5S, trumping sports giant Nike. The new M7 coprocessor was first presented during the launch of the iPhone 5S […]