Chance to guide the future of human-tech interaction drew former Under Armour exec to Thalmic

Myo armband maker Thalmic Labs is currently better known for its wearable and open-source detection technology than bridging the communication gap between humans and computers, but according to its newest executive that reputation

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New adhesive wearable aims to reduce brain injuries in athletes

A new adhesive wearable device that monitors acceleration and vital signs could change the way athletes and health professionals deal with head trauma. SportFitz, a Waterloo, Ont.-based startup, announced its Fitz Brain Injury

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

How the designers behind Deloitte’s new ‘smart helmet’ put users first

A new wearable device aimed at improving the safety and productivity of miners was unveiled at the Putting Wearables to Work event on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Partnering with Cortex Design Inc., a

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Artificial Intelligence for sport wearables

Can artificial intelligence win a championship or that much coveted Gold medal for an individual athlete? Well, one company has not one but two solutions that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) technology into sports

Published on: November 23rd, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Apple and Nike team up for new smartwatch

Apple Inc. is all-aboard the personal fitness train with the Apple Watch Series 2. Today, alongside with Nike, Apple has introduced the Apple Watch Nike+, the newest edition to the Series 2 family. The

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Alex Radu

OmSignal enters the women’s fitness market with new smart bra

Montreal-based "smart textile" manufacturer OmSignal, known for its line of fitness measuring t-shirts, has released a version of its trademark OmShirt aimed exclusively at the female market. Billed as "advanced technology that's fashionable

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Olympic track athletes turn to neuroscience wearable for Rio prep

Rio-bound Olympians are finishing final preparations for the upcoming summer games, and for a select few athletes, that means tuning in with a new style of wearable. Halo Neuroscience, a Silicon Valley startup that

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Golf wearables more than just keeping score

Once upon a time about the only reason you wore a thing on your wrist was to tell you what time it was. It didn't know elevation, wind speed, water depth or the

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

New fitness tracker wants you to ‘get naked’

A new fitness tracker called Naked is taking a different approach than most others on the market. Instead of a wearable device that tracks steps or calories, Naked is a rotating scale and smart

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Wearable sports tech is everywhere, but do we really need it to be?

While I may be just a lowly sports tech writer, I’ve also spent years racing competitively as an alpine ski racer (see the above photo). I know a thing or two about high-level

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Jackie Atkins


The U.S. Olympic team’s 3 guidelines for making a product that changes the world

Three years after the term was first introduced, wearable technology is already changing the face of sports, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee's senior technologist - but if the developers behind this still-nascent

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood