Wearable Technology Show 2018 Wearable Technology Show 2018 Tech companies at this year's Wearable Technology Show in London unveiled the latest wearables and smart textiles, with health and fitness devices dominating the show. We highlight the key products set to influence our future and widen wearable tech's appeal.
Science & Technology
26 Mar 2018
Sensory Robots On the Horizon Sensory Robots On the Horizon US company Aromyx – which has created a way to digitise, store and index scent and taste – has strategically partnered with UK/Swiss robotics-focused venture studio Rewired in a bid to give smart robots a sense of smell.
AI & Robotics
12 Jan 2018
IFA 2017: Personal Electronics IFA 2017: Personal Electronics The most innovative devices at IFA this year protect consumers in wellbeing spheres, reshape habits for better health, and streamline access to creative skills. As augmented and virtual reality enter the mainstream, brands are designing products that make mixed-reality experiences more intuitive and immersive.
IFA Berlin 2017
15 Sep 2017
Orii: Smart Ring Helps People with Disabilities Smart Ring Helps Disabled People Hong Kong tech start-up Origami Labs is developing a ring called Orii that lets people with sight or hearing loss control their smartphones using their voice.
Science & Research
31 Jul 2017
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H20+ Releases MiLi Moisture Meter H20+ Releases MiLi Moisture Meter Vancouver-based smart health company MiLi has created a portable skin moisture meter that measures hydration via a metal sensor. The company has partnered with US hydrating skincare specialist H2O+ Beauty to release it as a co-branded product.
Technology & Devices
08 Jun 2017
Dash Pro Headphones: Wireless Ear Computers Dash Pro: Wireless Ear Computers Munich-based start-up Bragi has released two sets of "wireless ear computers" – the Dash Pro and Dash Pro Tailored by Starkey Hearing Technologies.
23 May 2017
Next-Gen Baby Monitor: Decco Next-Gen Baby Monitor: Decco Next-gen baby-motion monitor Decco lets parents know when their toddler leaves their bedroom or safe space.
26 Apr 2017
Playertek: GPS Performance Tracking for Sport Playertek: GPS Performance Tracking Australian athletics analytics company Catapult has launched Playertek – a wearable activity tracker and connected app that enable athletes to monitor their physical performance and movements.
12 Apr 2017
EmTech Digital 2017 EmTech Digital 2017 At this year's EmTech Digital conference in San Francisco, MIT Technology Review shared advances in artificial intelligence shaping the future of mobility, work and health. Highlights included off-the-shelf autonomous car systems, enterprise-boosting software and tools for patient care.
06 Apr 2017
CMF Industry View: Personal Electronics CMF Industry View: Personal Tech Our Industry View reports collate the latest trends in colour, material and finish (CMF) and explain how they are set to influence future applications in different sectors, focusing on one industry at a time. This month, we round up the key themes emerging in personal electronics, drawing out inspirational projects from Nokia, Yves Béhar and Google.
Colour & Materials
16 Mar 2017
Wearable Technology Show 2017 Wearable Technology Show 2017 Innovators at the Wearable Technology Show in London revealed the latest wearables and IoT advances, as well as new AR and VR tech. We spotlight the biosensing hearables, voice-activated devices and immersive mixed-reality experiences reshaping how people stay well, work and play.
15 Mar 2017
Stylus’ Top 5 Start-Ups: Feb 2017 Stylus’ Top 5 Start-Ups: Feb 2017 We've scoured the globe to find the most innovative and exciting start-ups and early-stage businesses. Here are the top five that caught our eye in February 2017.
09 Mar 2017
AI-First Engagement AI-First Engagement Artificial intelligence and machine-learning innovation are creating a world where advertising and branding are increasingly invisible. Far from resisting this, brands should want to disappear: the more seamlessly you're integrating into consumers' everyday lives, the more effective you'll be at targeting their needs and anticipating their intentions.
Media & Marketing
06 Mar 2017
The Purpose Collective The Purpose Collective Driven by a desire for simplicity, focus and heightened self-awareness, a cross-generational tribe of purpose hunters are demanding a more mission-minded approach to life. We explore who they are and why they matter.
27 Feb 2017
CES 2017: Personal Electronics CES 2017: Personal Electronics Next-gen fitness tech stood out at CES this year – from coaching hearables, to running shoes that give instant feedback on performance. Other highlights included sleek babycare devices and connected toy innovations.
18 Jan 2017
VIDEO: CES 2017, Voice Control VIDEO: CES 2017, Voice Control Sioban Imms, senior editor of Colour & Materials, shares one of the most prominent trends from CES 2017.
Colour & Materials
12 Jan 2017
CES 2017 Trends Preview CES 2017 Trends Preview The largest consumer electronics event in the world, International CES promises a raft of new releases – from wearables and robots to autonomous cars and connected home products. Here are the areas our Stylus team and expert contributors believe are set for the most exciting launches.
16 Dec 2016
Hearables Hit the Market Hearables Hit the Market The ear is winning attention in the wearables sector, with a slew of smart ear devices coming to market. These include enhanced Bluetooth earbuds (Sony’s upcoming Xperia Ear), dual activity monitors/music players (Samsung’s Gear IconX, Bragi’s Dash), multi-functional ‘in-ear computers’ (Doppler Labs’ Here One) and an instant-translation device (Waverly Labs’ Pilot). All work in tandem with mobile apps.
30 Aug 2016
Vi: AI Personal Trainer Vi: AI Personal Trainer Vi, an artificially intelligent personal training device from New York-based wearable tech company LifeBeam, uses a neckband and biosensing earphones to tailor fitness plans to the user, as well as offering real-time coaching via voice commands.
AI & Robotics
06 Jun 2016
IQbuds: Selective Hearing IQbuds: Selective Hearing Australia's Curtin University and Perth/San Francisco-based audio wearables company Nuheara have created bluetooth-enabled earbuds that allow users to choose which sounds pass through them.
27 Apr 2016
Human+ Hearing Human+ Hearing San Francisco-based tech start-up Doppler Labs is launching a set of wireless earbuds that let the wearer personalise how they hear the world.
12 Jun 2015
Aivvy Q: Learning Headphones Aivvy Q: Learning Headphones Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the Aivvy Q headphones offer an intuitive listening experience by learning from a user's listening preferences and choosing music accordingly – negating the hassle for busy consumers to download new music and curate their own playlists.
30 Mar 2015
Power of Sound: Audio Innovations Power of Sound: Audio Innovations As the way we listen to music evolves, moving from CDs to cloud-based services, the design of audio technology is changing too. A new approach to the look of consumer electronics is seeing wireless speakers become commonplace, and data analysis allowing for predictive playlists.
12 Jun 2014