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Wearable Cardiac Monitor Approved in S. Korea Under ICT Regulatory Sandbox

Wearable Cardiac Monitor Approved in S. Korea Under ICT Regulatory Sandbox

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A wearable to measure electrocardiogram (ECG) has received the green light from local health authorities, the watch’s manufacturer said Monday. The approval is the first since the government adopted the so-called regulatory sandbox — a mechanism for developing regulations that keep up with the fast pace of innovation — [...]

Medibio Broadens Opportunities with Compatibility to Fitbit Wearable Devices for Mental Health Measurement

Medibio Broadens Opportunities with Compatibility to Fitbit Wearable Devices for Mental Health Measurement

SYDNEY, Australia and MINNEAPOLIS, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Medibio Limited  (ASX:MEB) (OTCQB:MDBIF), the world leader in objective measurement technology for mental health, has recently enhanced the compatibility of its mobile app product to accept data from Fitbit devices equipped with heart rate monitors. The mobile app, named Medibio Inform, allows businesses to offer employees [...]

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

Scientists Develop Easy Blood Glucose Monitoring Device for Diabetes Patients

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists has developed a convenient and accurate blood glucose monitoring device that does not require a blood sample, the state-run research center said Sunday, a development that would help diabetes patients.  The team led by Lee Hyun-jae at the Center for Nanoparticle Research under [...]

Americans Look at Their Smartphones More Than 9 Billion Times Daily, Up 13 Percent From 2015

Americans Look at Their Smartphones More Than 9 Billion Times Daily, Up 13 Percent From 2015

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey released by Deloitte today confirms American consumers’ dependence on mobile phones continues to rise as the platform of choice for work, home and self across an increasing range of tasks. Consumers now check their smartphone more than 9 billion times per day and increasingly do so while [...]

Busan Beach Offers Smart Bracelets to Prevent ‘Missing Children’

Busan Beach Offers Smart Bracelets to Prevent ‘Missing Children’

BUSAN, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s most celebrated beach, Haeundae, is offering smart bracelets starting Friday to help parents keep track of their children. More than 26 million people visited the popular vacation spot in 2015, while 16 million visited during the summer holiday season (July – August) alone. With hundreds of thousands of people [...]

Samsung Releases New Gear Fit 2

Samsung Releases New Gear Fit 2

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest wearable fitness tracker went on sale in South Korea on Friday, featuring multiple functions like a “personal trainer.”  The Gear Fit 2 got off to a smooth start, drawing largely positive feedback from consumers and media.  The sporty and stylish wrist band has an embedded [...]

BioNomadix BioShirt Expands BIOPAC’s Line of Wearable, Wireless Physiology Monitoring Solutions

BioNomadix BioShirt Expands BIOPAC’s Line of Wearable, Wireless Physiology Monitoring Solutions

GOLETA, CA, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) – BIOPAC Systems, Inc., has released the BioNomadix BioShirt to expand its range of research quality BioNomadix wearable, wireless physiology measuring devices. The BioNomadix BioShirt utilizes the latest material technology and incorporates fabric electrodes to record ECG from the heart and a sensor for respiration data. The subject pulls [...]

Fossil Group, Inc. to Acquire Wearable Technology Innovator Misfit

Fossil Group, Inc. to Acquire Wearable Technology Innovator Misfit

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Misfit, Inc., an innovator in wearable technology and stylish connected devices. The acquisition will enable Fossil Group to expand its addressable market, offering consumers both traditional timepieces and fashionable connected accessories. Misfit [...]