Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon

The power of wearables and data to save lives

2002 was the worst year of Eric Dolan’s life. The then-ten year old contracted a flesh eating disease in his leg, and his mother, who suffered from epilepsy, had open-back surgery, further complicating

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

IDC says Apple Watch shipments met outside projections

Apple Inc. shipped 3.6 million wearables in the second quarter of 2015, according to analyst firm IDC. In putting a number on Apple Watch shipments, the sole Apple product in this category, IDC

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Salesforce enters the wearable workplace with 20 enterprise Apple Watch apps

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce is counting on the emerging wearable technology market to blossom and put its productivity applications in the hands—or rather, on the wrists—of field staff everywhere. Lindsey Irvine,

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Fitbit Charge HR satisfies your inner competitive athlete

Fitbit Inc. makes what are perhaps the most ubiquitous of the many activity trackers sprung onto the market in the past couple of years. Fitbit emerged early, starting up in 2007 in San

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Nymi testing biometrically-authenticated wearable payments with MasterCard, TD

The wearables market is beginning to pick up steam, and Toronto’s Nymi is already working on the next generation of wearables technology with a pilot project to complete credit card payments using a

Published on: August 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Sports wearables may affect athletes’ privacy, paycheques as well as performance

Wearable technology won’t just affect athletes’ performances but also their privacy, and that could change the business of sports forever, according to experts at a Toronto sector forum. Just days before the Pan

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Christine Wong

Apple Watch & Microsoft Hololens will propel wearables in 2016: IDC

While it may yet come down to Earth, with the success of the Apple Watch, IDC sees continued strength for worldwide wearables shipments over the next five years. With new vendors including Apple,

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Line of business users poised to reap smart wearable rewards: IDC

Get ready for a surge in smart wearable applications, as developers race to develop the killer app for this emerging device category. According to a new report from market research firm IDC Corp.,

Published on: June 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Here’s how Thalmic Labs just made presentation clickers obsolete

Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs is freeing PowerPoint ninjas and slideshow wizards from their reliance on handheld clickers with the launch of a new application for its Myo armband, the firm announced on Thursday.

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

I got to demo Microsoft HoloLens and I saw the future

SAN FRANCISCO - The first thing that Microsoft handed to me when it was time for my demo with the HoloLens was a pad of paper and a pen. They were taking away

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Smartwatches through the years: The ‘new’ idea that isn’t so new

The hype surrounding the Apple Watch has hit a fever pitch. It began shipping today, it’s understandable why so many view the Apple Watch as a game changer for smartwatches. Apple’s newest device

Published on: April 24th, 2015 Robert Cordray