Earbud-like sensor predicts fertility window for more accurate family planning

The Yono has a layer of soft silicon which helps it sit comfortable within the ear ...

Identifying one's fertility window is critical for many women trying to get pregnant – or for those wanting to avoid pregnancy – but it can be a complex, inconvenient and often inaccurate process. Inspired by personal experience, Vanessa Xi, founder of Silicon Valley-based Yono Labs, has developed a hearing-aid-like wearable which takes the data collection and analysis off your hands, while adding significant improvements in accuracy.

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The Rokid Vision specs can generate an AR desktop from your smartphone

The Rokid Vision specs can plug into a phone, games console, or computer

As mobile components get more powerful and come down in cost, we're seeing a growing number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices that don't need a computer connection – like the new Rokid Vision glasses, which can project games, phone apps and more in front of your eyes.

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Swim wearable uses AI to track and improve performance

The Triton 2 is placed beneath the swimmer's cap, and transmits data to a coach's mobile ...

There are already swim-tracking wearables such as watches, that track basic data such as the number of pool-lengths swum. Toronto-based TritonWear is taking things considerably further, however, with its just-announced Triton 2 – the device tracks 13 swimming metrics at once, transmitting data in real time for performance analysis.

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Google’s next-gen Glass eyewear lasts longer and runs on Android

The third generation of Google Glass has arrived for tech-savvy workers. Google has introduced Glass Enterprise Edition 2 eyewear that largely sticks to the familiar formula on the outside, but should be far more powerful both in hardware and softwar...

URGOnight uses EEG-based brain training to help improve your sleep

The device uses neurofeedback to train the user into entering a brainwave state claimed to improve ...

With a good night's sleep being so important to our health, it's not surprising to see so many gadgets designed to deliver us into the Land of Nod. URGOnight is a novel sleep training device designed to improve your ability to get to sleep, and stay asleep, through the use of neurofeedback and brain training. The system, comprising an EEG headset and accompanying mobile app, is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

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Multi-purpose electrochemical sensors preview the future of fitness and medical wearables

In this scenario, an armband measures blood and sweat and sends the information to a smartphone ...

Wearable health-monitors are everywhere, from Fitbits for the health conscious to continuous glucose monitors for diabetics, but most are limited in what they can tell us, and there are issues around accuracy, calibration and reliability. Researchers in Sweden are working to change that.

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Apple Watch may soon get an on-device App Store

It's no secret that Apple has plenty of software updates in store for WWDC, but the biggest improvements may come to one of its smallest devices -- namely, the Apple Watch. Bloomberg sources claim to know many of the software introductions planned f...