Wearable Tech World Feature Article
May 16, 2015

Wearable Tech Week in Review: Intel Security, Turtle Beach, Allstate

Technology you can wear, whether on a belt, on a wrist, or somewhere completely different, has long occupied a place in the imagination. More and more, the imagined is becoming real, and that means a whole lot of news in the wearable tech market to cover. With a weekend now at hand, it's a great time to take a step back and check out the biggest events of the week that was, which we'll do now with our Week in Review coverage!

First we had a look at Intel Security and how it planned to partner with Ingram Micro Middle East to put some extra punch in security with better training. With some breeds of malware depending on social engineering to reach full fruition, a little extra training can help keep some breeds out of the equation altogether. With the new Intel Security/Ingram Micro partnership, Intel Security training can hit the expansive Ingram Micro customer base for a greater overall effect.

Next we saw Turtle Beach, a company well-known in gaming circles for headphones and other peripherals, join up with American Hearing Aid Associates to bring out HyperSound Clear. HyperSound Clear is a directed audio system that gives those suffering from hearing loss access to better audio performance so that said sufferers can better hear the world as it happens. HyperSound Clear turns to a system of thin panels to direct sound in a narrow, tightly-controlled beam, thus making the sound as immersive as a full headset might be.

A look at mobile personal emergency response systems (mPERS) and the impact of same on customer loyalty came next. The mPERS technology is an especially prized one, as it allows seniors freedom of mobility and independence without requiring bulky or cumbersome technology to operate. This allows for a combination of safety and freedom that's hard to pass up, especially once reaching a certain age.

Then we had an unexpected declaration from China, who announced that the Apple Watch could pose a serious threat to the People's Liberation Army, the national military of China. While this likely brings to mind images of the Furby as a threat to national security of not so long ago, the basic idea remains similar; the ability of such devices to record images, track positions, or do anything like that can pose a major security risk.

Finally, Allstate joined in to show off its Apple Watch app, proving that motorcycle riders need not sacrifice safety and convenience while riding. The GoodRide app offers the ability to log rides, track miles driven, share such developments on social networks, and even keep track of necessary maintenance to perform on the vehicle. Users can check gas prices, weather conditions, and perform a host of other options from the app.

That was the week that was in wearable tech, and with the Wearable Tech Expo set to arrive in just a few weeks—running July 13 – 15 at the Jacob Javits Center—it's clear that there's going to be a lot to see and experience in the weeks to come. Our global online community will do its level best to keep up with the constant onslaught of news in the meantime, so be sure to join us back next week for all the latest, and every weekend for our Week in Review coverage!




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino




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