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Wearables creating more data-driven workplace

Media | 08/21/2015 5:46 pm EDT

Wearables and tracking tags are being used more frequently in a wider variety of workplaces to collect statistics on employee productivity, health and satisfaction — tracking the performance of professional athletes, helping doctors get to hospital patients quicker, and even monitoring stress levels of office workers. Daniel Rainham, associate professor and wearable sensor researcher at Dalhousie University, said in a phone interview that wearable sensors and trackers have been used for many years in manufacturing processing fields and industrial environments. Now, he said,...

Wearable tech could eliminate need for smartphones: exec

Media | 07/14/2015 8:11 pm EDT

Wearable devices could replace everything in our pockets, eventually wiping out smartphones in five to 10 years, says one wearable-technology company CEO. However, others say functionality, design and comfort are among the issues that make that prediction unlikely. Many wearables, such as smartwatches, rely on smartphones for functions such as connecting to the Internet and collecting user data. However, Gabe Grifoni, CEO of Rufus Labs, said in a phone interview that in future years we could move away from that requirement and wearables could be produced that function as standalone devices,...

Wearables will increasingly use AI, say techies

Media | 06/24/2015 7:25 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Those in the wearables industry envision the day when their products are taking less direction from humans and doing more thinking for themselves — in other words, incorporating more artificial intelligence...

Privacy issues around wearables come into view

Media | 06/19/2015 3:17 pm EDT

As wearable technology moves further into the mainstream, thoughts are turning toward how individual privacy can be protected with such devices that track and transmit information as personal as health data and real-time location....

Wearables bring together techies in Toronto

telecom | 04/07/2014 6:48 pm EDT

There are a few hundred people in Toronto who are, in a manner of speaking, wearing their passion and belief in the potential of wearable technology on their sleeves. A group, comprised largely of people in related professional...