Wearables Gone Wild

Wearables
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OrCam

Yonatan Wexler shows us in an impressive live demo how OrCam is helping disabled people. People who can't see very well can use this small add-on for glasses. It's a voice function combined with a fingertip gesture - point on something and OrCam is for example reading a text or tells you if the traffic light is green or red.

Halo Neuroscience

Halo Neuroscience are producing wearable technology for enhancing cognitive function. Amol Sarva, PhD is trying to change health care devices. There will be no need for a look inside a person in the future, e.g. to recognize brain diseases.

intelclinic

The self-expression of intelclinic is "biological signals processing is our passion". This young start-up is on a good way to realize their dreams. They earned approx. 500,000 US-Dollars on kickstarter last week and won the Start-up competition at 2013's Le Web. What's their mission? Kamil Adamczyk, CEO, explains that we all have a problem of sleep. We are busy all the time, have not enough time of sleep, and an inappropriate sleep behavior. To solve the problem it needs a better understanding of sleep as well as a better measurement. intelclinic is using sleep masks "NeuroOn". The studies shows an interesting fact, polyphasic sleep (multiple times in 24 hours, e.g. Siesta) is much better than sleeping one time a day.

Our second problem is the Jet Lag and sleeping on planes. Different time zones confuse our body. A solution could also be the modern sleep mask.

The third problem still needs to be solved - Driving fatigue, falling asleep on the wheel. EEG analysis and other biological signals might help to find out if you are rested enough to drive a car.

Misfit

Sonny Vu talks about the Shine Activity Monitor. Sonny is the founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including Shine, an elegant activity monitor (Red Dot, GOOD, A' Design Awards). Misfit is trying to solve the problems of devices and make them wearable and free of charging. People hate to charge their devices, that's the biggest problem of wearables yet - the battery power.

"You don't want to have something that bothers you."

Mentioned in this live blog

Armol sarva web quadrat
Amol Sarva
Knotel, Knotable, Halo Neuro
Founder
Knotel, Knotable, Halo Neuro
http://dld-conference.com/users/amol-sarva
New York
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Yoni amsterdam square
Yonatan Wexler
OrCam
Executive VP of R&D
OrCam
http://dld-conference.com/users/yonatan-wexler
Jerusalem
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Kamil Adamczyk
Intelclinic
CEO
Intelclinic
http://dld-conference.com/users/kamil-adamczyk
Warsaw
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Sonny Vu
Misfit
CEO
Misfit
http://dld-conference.com/users/sonny-vu
Salem
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Arik Hesseldahl
Re/code
Senior Editor and Enterprise Dude
Re/code
http://dld-conference.com/users/arik-hesseldahl
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