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Report: Microsoft wearable puts Kinect sensors on your wrist

Report: Microsoft wearable puts Kinect sensors on your wrist

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a smartwatch of their own, according to sources. Their offering will not only be their entry into the increasingly muddled smart wearable category, it is said to be cross-platform, working on all major smartphone platforms. A novel concept, it also keeps the wearable in line with Microsoft’s new direction of having their offerings available for every platform.

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Samsung SIMBAND: the third age of wearable devices

Samsung SIMBAND: the third age of wearable devices

Today the Samsung SIMBAND sensor platform has been revealed to advance the world of health-centric wearable devices. Samsung President and CSO Young Sohn spoke up this week on the future of wearable devices and digital health. He suggested that the third age of consumer adoption of digital health is upon us, a new era in Wearable Sensors. "Why should we have to see a doctor," suggested Young Sohn, "when we’re not feeling good?"

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Samsung’s Voice of the Body event livestream today

Samsung’s Voice of the Body event livestream today

This morning Samsung is set to hold an event that’ll be held in the SFJazz Center, one called "Voice of the Body." This event could be about pretty much anything - but its tagline has our attention piqued: "What if your body had a voice?" Samsung’s Strategy & Innovation Center also lets it be known that this event will ask what’d happen if your body had "a clear voice that could speak to you in a way you understood?"

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The Original Wearable: OMSignal talks smart shirts and context

The Original Wearable: OMSignal talks smart shirts and context

If you’re going to try to take wearable technology mass-market, is there a better model to copy than the clothes we’ve been wearing for centuries? That’s the question health and biometrics startup OMSignal put to me, on the eve of launching their first wearable device: a range of fitness shirts that spread sensors across the whole torso. Listen to Stephane Marceau, co-founder and CEO of OMSignal, and you may never look at a fitness band or smartwatch the same way again.

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