Owlet Baby Care is a brand that’s created a wireless wearable sock to measure the breathing, heart rates and oxygen levels of babies. But co-founder Jacob Colvin wants the business to be known for its desire to stimulate further research into infant health as much as for its multi-million dollar success. Colvin sits down with us and talks innovation, wearable tech and hacker threats.
Real Business sits down with Benoît Simeray, consumer CEO of Catapult Sports, who talks sports-tech, and how he’s making athletes better at what they do.
The wearables market may have originally been dominated by fitness bands and smart glasses targeting the leisure market, but as the industry matures, applications are becoming more sophisticated and businesses can benefit from the trend.
Just when you finally let go of your BlackBerry for a buttonless, shinier alternative, it’s time to prepare for the incredibly noisy entrance of virtual reality in 2016 – so start skipping breakfast and prepare to be force-fed VR.
The legal lowdown on offering wearable tech to staff and who owns employees’ fitness data.
Wearable devices have the potential to change the workplace for the better, according to research from employee management services firm ADP that found staff are keen to embrace the rising technology.
London Technology Week (LTW) took place from 15-21 June and was a week of face-to-face events where some of the world’s most innovative products and personalities were on display. Niall O’Loughlin, marketing manager at 99designs, has unveiled the event highlights of the design industry.
Despite Greenlight commissioning a survey of 100 senior marketers to understand which technologies are seen as overhyped and which are ripe for investment, analysts believe a product hype bubble – followed by its consequential failure – is often needed to make it go mainstream.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is trying to replicate the success of his Food Tube and Drinks Tube video channels with the launch of Family Food Tube. His love of technology and social media has undoubtedly helped him become a pioneer in the digital space.
The travel industry has always been pretty straightforward. You decide where you want to stay, book the hotel on the phone or online, and the experience is either great, mediocre, bad or leaves you with a feeling of indifference. But change is in the air, and Premier Inn has embraced it to redefine the meaning of room service with the Apple Watch.
The clock’s ticking for brands looking to capitalise on the Apple Watch as we count down to the big launch on Friday, April 24. OK, enough of the ‘time’ puns – but why should brands bother to launch an app on an expensive device which will likely soon be superseded by a version two?
Global money transfer firm World First has introduced what it calls “the world’s first international payments app for a wearable device.”