World Cup Wearables

Wearables to Dominate World Cup

by Pete Wassell | June 14, 2018 | Wearables

Four years ago, the German football team wore small devices during World Cup training to monitor their speed, distance, and heart rate. Darcy Norman, a performance data analyst with the German national team utilized Adidas’ micoach wearable technology and software to help the team improve its decision-making. The data was analyzed after training sessions to

Workplace Wearables

The Future of Wearable Devices in the Workplace

by Pete Wassell | June 8, 2018 | Wearables

Almost one-third of large companies surveyed by Willis Towers Watson in 2017 said that they handed out wearable devices to their employees. As the future of deploying wearables to the workplace is already becoming a reality, wearables could be integral in everyday working life.   Dr Deirdre O’Shea, a lecturer at the Kemmy School of

AR Apps

5 Best Augmented Reality Apps for iOS and Android Devices

by Pete Wassell | May 25, 2018 | Wearables

Contrary to popular belief, apps that incorporate augmented reality have been available to the public since the introduction of the Wikitude World Browser app in 2008. With the advancements in augmented reality, and the introduction of ARkits, there has been a surge in the creation of these applications. Here are some of the leading apps


Augmented Reality Transforming the Museum Experience

by Pete Wassell | May 18, 2018 | Wearables

Augmented reality has allowed anyone to design a cultural experience, transforming how people traditionally experience art, impacting museums specifically. Museums are primarily incorporating AR into collections through apps such as Cuseum, Google’s Tango, or Snapchat lenses, letting visitors superimpose their face onto a painting. Mixed reality experiences and activities provide visitors with more information and

Augmented Reality in Retail

Augmented Reality in Retail

by Pete Wassell | May 8, 2018 | Wearables

Many retailers are struggling to get customers through the door, as it becomes easier and easier to do your shopping online.   The challenge for the high-street is to re-create an environment in their stores that will allure the shopper back into their domain and get them offline. Shopping on the street needs to be made

Dana Farbo

Augmenting Augmate: A Discussion With Dana Farbo

by Pete Wassell | May 7, 2018 | IoT Wearables

Dana Farbo, COO of Augmate, discusses the future of the IoT industry and the company’s achievements and challenges thus far. Read more to find out about Augmate’s upcoming projects:   1) Would you be able to tell us about your background before Augmate? “I got involved with a company on the client side early on

IoT articles

IoT in 2018 – Why the hype, and why now?

by Pete Wassell | April 24, 2018 | IoT Wearables

The hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge right now, and there is good reason as to why. Firstly, IoT is now virtually everywhere. Let’s look at the numbers: before the dotcom crash there were 300 million desktop computers connected to the internet: in 2016 (the era of the smartphone) a further 2


What are the Social Implications of Wearables in 2018?

by Pete Wassell | April 13, 2018 | Wearables

Wearables are one of the most common examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) today. Indeed, wearable technology has a wide variety of applications including the smartwatch and activity tracker, as well as its incorporation into navigation systems, advanced textiles, and healthcare.   The rapid rise and technological advances of wearables would have significant social impact.  Having a wearable


IoT, Wearables, and the Future of Privacy

by Pete Wassell | April 10, 2018 | IoT Wearables

Wearable technology is a blanket term for electronic accessories that can be worn on the body; this includes, but is not limited to, watches, earpieces, headsets, smartpatches and smartglasses. The ability to receive data via sensors and send data via the internet has pushed wearable technology to the forefront of IoT. In the near future,


What the Rise of Wearables Means for the Industrial Sector

by Pete Wassell | April 5, 2018 | IoT Wearables

The integration of wearables into the industrial sector is being touted as a game-changer for 2018. The constant growth and advancement of the IoT market and the developments made in augmented reality have enabled mass changes in the capabilities of wearables. Industries that heavily rely on front line and field workings, such as manufacturing, warehousing