University of Calgary launches wearable tech program as demand for graduates explodes

Posted by & filed under Careers, wearable technology.

As the director of the University of Calgary’s Running Injury Clinic, Reed Ferber noticed something way back in 2009. “Runners were using wearable technology — the Nike chip was the first type of wearable technology. They were not going on their runs if they forgot their device at home,” Ferber said. “So [I realized] these… Read more »

Virtual reality tours are coming to Toronto’s real estate rental market

Posted by & filed under Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, wearable technology.

Imagine touring your next potential home without having to leave your couch.  Gryd.com developing virtual reality apartment tours out of Winnipeg, and founder Jordan Billinkoff says it won’t be too long before his company expands across Canada.  “I think every single piece of real estate that’s on the market is going to have a virtual reality tour with it, and… Read more »

Has wearable tech had its day?

Posted by & filed under wearable technology.

This time last year analysts were making multi-billion dollar forecasts for the developers of health trackers and smartwatches, and Apple was boldly selling a $10,000 gold edition of the Apple Watch.  But by November 2016 Smartwatch shipments declined by 51.6% year-on-year, according to a report by market analysts IDC. Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 8th, 2017… Read more »

Google Wants to Patent a Blood-Sucking Smartwatch

Posted by & filed under Analytics, Biometrics, Google, health, technology, wearable technology.

Description: Google just filed a patent application for a “needle-free blood draw” device that can be implanted in a wearable. Source: Gizmodo Date: December 4, 2015 The Google design isn’t exactly needle-free. It’s a really slick finger-pricking gadget that works by blasting a gas-powered microparticle into the skin and then draws a small vial of blood… Read more »