We are at this year’s Wearable Technology Show (WTS) in London to try out devices we might all be using in the near future. Now in its sixth year, this is the place to be if you’re interested in wearables, smart technology and IoT. The two day event concludes today.
While not as big as IFA in Germany or CES in Las Vegas, over 6,000 industry professionals and consumers are expected to attend, along with 200 speakers. WTS 2019 is showcasing technologies across a multitude of fields including smart home, healthcare, fashion, fitness, performance sports, enterprise and augmented reality.
Perhaps the strongest aspect of the gathering are the conference tracks. There are 7 in total with speakers discussing the future of wearables, smart technology and IOT. Co-located with show is The Digital Health Technology Show, AVR360 and AI Business.
Here are some of the gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye.
This is an in-ear device that tracks a comprehensive set of physical markers including core body temperature, heart rate, VO2 and motion (including fall detection). All this is monitored continuously and sent in real-time to a cloud-based analytics platform. The platform utilises proprietary algorithms and machine learning libraries to provide health and wellbeing alerts.
KWearables is a leading player in the market for payment wearables. Its flagship product is a stylish, contactless payment ring. The gizmo is issued on KWearables prepaid MasterCard or through MasterCard issueing banks – with the first live implementation with ABN AMRO… others are to follow.
Created by the Finnish sports watch expert Suunto, Movesense offers an open development environment for motion sensing solutions. Its solution for sports monitoring consists of a set of developer tools, API’s, Movesensor sensor and professional support. The sensor itself is tiny, durable, water resistant and can track anything that moves!
My Smart Bottle
Made in Antwerpen this is a smart and connected hydration system that helps users monitor, manage and improve liquid intake to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The outfit is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to bring the product to consumer market.
Kiroco introduced the world’s first NFC enabled jewellery to the wearable tech market. The outfit is back this year with new designs and functionality. The picture below shows their K-Pay range. The outfit offers original design and manufacture, off the shelf or bespoke solutions, prepay and tokenised programmes, certified designs and MasterCard and Visa approved and more.
NFC enabled rings made a prominent showing at this year’s event. McLear is another such device helping users make secure payments anywhere that accepts contactless. It is funded by connecting to your bank account, credit or debit card.
This is the world’s first FDA-cleared wrist-sensor Pulse Ox monitor and AI platform that continuously supervises high risk patients and communicates with a care team in real time.
KYMIRA Sport manufactures Infrared Performance and Recovery Sportswear for fitness enthusiasts who want to push hard, go further and recovery quicker.
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