Wearable Tech World Feature Article
May 30, 2015

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Lenovo, Verizon, Videotron, Echo Therapeutics

You may have noticed that there is a constant cycle of trying to make things as small as possible, only to start making them bigger again. Smartwatch technology lends itself to the small size of things. Face it, if the display is going to be at large as a smartphone, who would wear it? While still keeping the small footprint, Lenovo is trying to give you what is essentially a second screen designed to give you more viewing space.

Have you lost or misplaced your cable box remote control recently? You may not need to worry about that anymore. That is of course if you own the Apple Watch. A subsidiary of a Montreal-based company has released a new free app designed to give you control over your viewing experience. The app announced by Videotron enables viewing content on demand.

While it is true that wearable technology is moving across several platforms and fields, it is probably safe to say that the largest market share is still the fitness industry. With all of the fitness bands available to the public, it can be a daunting task to decide which is best for your needs. Verizon is looking to make it simpler for you by creating an infographic that could potentially help you decide on what direction to go in.

Making sure that your blood sugar levels are within acceptable limits is something that is very important. Every physical body is different and therefore has different levels that are acceptable. Echo Therapeutics makes a non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring system. You may soon be seeing their commercials on national TV.

All over the world you will find people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the come in all shapes and sizes and they do not discriminate against age, gender or race. It is good to see that a company like Google is essentially putting its money where its mouth is! Google is offering $20 million in grants for companies working on technology designed to help the many individuals in the world with disabilities.

These are just of few of the stories that we have looked at this week. You should read the details of all of these stories, as well as find out what else is happening in the world of wearable technology. Go to Wearable Tech World and see what you’ve missed.

If you are interested in hands-on experience, or if you just want to see some of the new developments in the world of wearable technology, drop by this year’s Wearable Tech Expo in July. The event will run from July 13, through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Center.

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