Air purifier with headphones

June 1st, 2022

After years of development and hundreds of prototypes, Dyson has launched a wearable technology product that will likely claim its own market space for a time. “The Zone” is part noise-cancelling headphones and part personal air purifier. Although the name Dyson is typically associated with vacuum cleaners, it has more recently become known for its […]

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Smart gloves translate sign language

December 1st, 2021

A Chinese startup has found a way to commercialize and mass produce a smart glove that can translate sign language into text or audible speech. Wulala Technology Co. has launched a glove paired via Bluetooth® to a subscription-based app on a smartphone. It incorporates two-way bending sensors in each finger, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) […]

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Smarter, safer welding helmet

September 1st, 2020

The Vizor Connect welding helmet communicates with a power source via Bluetooth, allowing it to darken prior to ignition rather than waiting until the arc is lit. This protects the welder’s eyes from the abrupt flash of light that would previously appear before the helmet darkened and reduces tiredness. The helmet also eliminates the problem […]

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