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Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Money Comes Easier to Virtual Athletes than Sporting Olympians

August 14, 2016

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With every Olympics comes a renewed focus on how little money most Olympians actually make throughout their athletic lives. While a few newly made superstars (such as US gymnast Simone Biles) will strike it lucky by attracting the attention of sponsors, the vast majority of competitors at Rio will struggle to break even—let alone make… via […]

Wearable Technology 2016 Shows Off the Best Medical and Fitness Wearables Today

March 23, 2016

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Wearable Technology 2016 at London’s ExCeL unveiled a huge collection of innovative medical technology, from a wireless smart thermometer to a wearable ‘lab-on-skin’ chip. Researchers, makers and technology companies were there en masse to preview and launch wearables designed to monitor health and help people affected by illness. York University spinout company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics […]

Pushing Paper Tech to the Limits with a Cardboard Surfboard and Stratocaster Fender Guitar

January 30, 2016

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When one snowboarding company took to Youtube marketing a few years ago, they fired up some really cool projects. Anyone need a snowboard with solar power? Apparently there are only so many snowboards you can make before the creative well runs dry. Solar powered boarding may be the apex. Yes it did actually work, charging […]

Wearables 2015: Sports Performance Wristbands, Smartwatches and Smart Textiles

March 25, 2015

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Sports and fitness trackers come in all shapes and formats, from smart vests or jackets to clip on bike pedals, the simple multitasking smartwatch and medically proven smart sensor. It was a bonanza for sports performance companies at the Wearable Technology Show 2015, with organisations promoting or launching products to encourage more focused physical activity […]

Wearable Technology Show 2015: Winners Circle

March 23, 2015

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WTS 2015 featured the Wearables 2015 Awards with winners announced in categories including consumer product, medical technology, augmented reality and best innovation, as well as one overall winner. Winners in eight categories were revealed after the first day’s play at the Wearable Technology Show (WTS) 2015. Best Consumer Product and title of Overall Wearable Winner […]

Wearables 2015: Intel Provides Platform for Open Bionics and Arc Wearables

March 19, 2015

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One of the liveliest presences at this year’s Wearable Technology Show was the Intel stand, featuring companies that were finalists in Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ competition. Intel were an energetic lot at WTS 2015. Leading from the front, they had an appearance by British distance runner and 2014 European Championship gold medal winner Jo Pavey, […]

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