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Human Factors – more than simulated use

Advances in medical technology are opening up new possibilities within the health care domain.

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INSIGHT: Why fitness is the gateway drug for wearable tech

Sarita Wilkinson features in StrategyEye and shares her opinion on the latest report from Juniper Research who predicts fitness wearable tech devices look more likely to drive the wearable space than smart watches.

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Headphones are the original wearable. PDD features in Fortune Magazine

Wearables are all the craze this year, but as the Apple acquisition of Beats shows us – the focus should be on headphones and not on the wrist. Marko Plevnik talks to Fortune Magazine on how the ‘original wearable’ has the potential to offer more than just a private music experience.

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Links from the studio – Wearable technology in healthcare

It has been a bumper month for interesting links here in the studio with the longer days no doubt adding to the teams thirst for knowledge. Beating back breakthrough stories such as the ‘FDA approves first mind controlled prosthetic arm’ and ‘The world’s first Braille phone’, the king of the hill last month for me was a reminder to the days of the popular BBC program Tomorrows World showcasing the forefronts in technology set to change the future, that often many years later appeared to fizzle out disappointingly.

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PDD features in TechRepublic: Wearables and fashion

Wearable devices are still trying to gain a solid foothold with consumers. The concept is already boring some, so PDD’s Simon Lamason talks to TechRepublic on what manufacturers can do to figure out how to appeal to the masses.

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Links from the Studio (13.12.13)

Finally, let me announce the winner of our PDD Hat competition! I have been waiting for this moment for a week. The overall favourite went to Maria, ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’! The best effort went to Mark, ‘The original Christmas Hat’. Lastly, the best Christmas themed award went to Stephanie, ‘Walking in a wine-ter wonder – band’. Congratulations!

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Links from the Studio (11.10.13)

Technology has changed the world and definitely changed the way we live: from getting a free cup of coffee by just accidently yawning in front of a vending machine, to sitting back and enjoying this ultra HD 4K TV. Now you can even detect food allergens with smartphones. What could we possibly think of next? Explore the list of links sent from our studio below. Have a great weekend y’all!

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Links from the Studio (26.07.13)

Making your holiday mosquito free is no longer a dream. Check out the link below sent by Stephanie, Consultant – Human Factor& Usability. This tiny, wearable piece called ‘The Kite Patch’ can be detected by those nimble little ‘bloodsuckers’ and make you affectively invisible to them. Sounds super!

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