Wearable Tech World Feature Article
November 14, 2014

Wearable Technology Is Now Available for Your Head

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding smartwatches and fitness bands as of late, but LifeBeam has decided to turn away from the wrist and focus on wearable tech for a completely different part of the body.

LifeBeam, an Israel-based company, has introduced a type of wearable that can be worn on your head.

The company specializes in aerospace wearables, but has continued to develop bio-sensing technology for extreme activities. The company strives to create the best technology for human performance measurement.

If you don’t want to wear a fitness tracker on your wrist 24/7, LifeBeam has created a solution for you, introducing the LifeBeam smart hat, visor and helmet. This gear for your head tracks calories, steps, heart rate and other data that is vital to the average fitness aficionado.

The company knows that its smart hats, visors and helmets will not be worn 24/7 like other fitness monitors, but that is precisely its point. The company wanted to produce a wearable for the more intense active user.

LifeBeam’s product can provide avid cyclists and runners in-depth information about their workouts so they can push themselves to the fullest extent. Aside from this, it is also good for users that don’t like the feel of something on their wrist 24/7, like most fitness tracking wearables are.

"The LifeBeam hat and visor are motion-resistant, waterproof, washable and tested by the world's most demanding users for any movements, intensity levels and weather conditions you can find," LifeBeam CEO Omri Yoffe told The Times of Israel. "We want athletes to use these everywhere and send their measurements to any device or app. This is about providing choice and knowledge, so people can get the most out of training.”

The LifeBeam smart devices contain advanced optical sensors and connectivity to Android, iOS and Windows phones through Bluetooth. The LifeBeam hat relies on different technology found in many bands; it measures blood flow through a process called photoplethysmography (PPG). While this might not be the most inconspicuous piece of accessory you own, LifeBeam could be onto something new in the wearable tech world. 




Edited by Rory J. Thompson




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