Aaron Grant, co-founder of North wears Vuzix smart glasses
North co-founder Aaron Grant tries on Vuzix Blade smart glasses at the Pepcom Digital Experience.

Published: January 21st, 2019


Thalmic Labs hires former Apple retail lead

The team leader that transformed Apple Inc.'s retail stores into a gadget tutorial workshop is now going to be the director of retail at Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs. The wearable technology company is

Published on: August 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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

Canada a bright spot for tech investment in 2016

Canada wrapped up 2016 on a high note when it came to investment in venture capital-backed companies, according to a recent report, bucking the global trend of a 10 per cent decline in

Published on: February 1st, 2017 Gary Hilson

Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs hires former Samsung exec, expands to San Francisco

Thalmic Labs is coming to Silicon Valley. The Waterloo-based gesture control armband maker announced today that it would be opening a new office in San Francisco - and to boost its big tech

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Thalmic Labs’ open source approach helped a man regain use of his arm

When Thalmic Labs made the decision to go open source with its Myo arm band, it probably never imagined that doing so would lead to an amputee regaining the use of a limb.

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

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

Thalmic Labs Myo armband hits consumer release, for sale on Amazon

Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs released its arm band that allows users to interact with computers with a wave or a flick of the wrist for sale on Amazon.com on Monday. Previously only available

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Daniel Debow tapping Canadian startups to drive Salesforce’s wearables future

If you walked in to the Salesforce Wear keynote at Dreamforce, the annual mega-conference hosted by cloud software vendor Salesforce.com, you might think that you were in Toronto instead of host city San

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

How do the CEOs of wearables startups expect to disrupt the marketing world?

Some of Toronto's hottest startups are in the business of creating tech products that people will actually wear to improve their lives. But how will that impact the world of advertising and marketing?

Published on: November 20th, 2014 Karim Kanji

3 people on Twitter putting wearables to work

Every Friday we share three people that we're following on Twitter, and we think that you should follow too. This week, we're following the people that aren't happy with simply using wearable technology

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

APX Labs puts wearables to work with its smart glasses software

At Dreamforce in San Francisco, APX Labs shows how it can bring data from a company's backend to a whole new class of workers in the field using hands-free wearable technology. Compatible with

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wearables in the workplace on display at Dreamforce

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Salesforce Wear launches new apps, partners with Oculus, Jawbone

Salesforce.com Inc. is announcing a slew of new partnerships with some major league wearable device makers, including Jawbone and Oculus, as well as eight new apps built for its ecosystem – all in

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Halfway through 2014, a look back at the nine Canadians to watch in tech

One of the best things about contributing for IT Business is that every year, I get the opportunity to highlight some of the people I think are going to make waves in the

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Karim Kanji