The winners of the wearable technologies innovation competition have been announced in Munich, Germany.
At the Wearable Technologies Conference Europe 2016 in Munich the winners of this year's Wearable Innovations competition have been announced.
As reported in December, there have been 28 wearable innovations in the final round, selected from over 450 submissions.
The 6 winners in the categories “Sports & Fitness”, “Healthcare & Wellness”, “Safety & Security”, “Gaming & Lifestyle” and in the two special prizes “Smart Clothing” as well as “Smart Jewelry” have been announced.
The intelligent asthma management solution ADAMM by Health Care Originals won besides the Healthcare & Wellness award also the overall WT Innovator of the Year 2016 award.
Find below the details about the winning innovations in the wearable technology space. Some of these innovations will shape the future of wearables.
Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup 2016 Winners
Healthcare & Wellness and WT Innovator of the Year 2016 is ADAMM by Health Care Originals (USA):
ADAMM is an intelligent asthma management and three-part solution: a wearable to detect precursor symptoms of asthma, a smartphone app for the management plan basics and a web portal to detect the treatment efficacy. 300 Million people globally who have asthma can benefit from this wearable. Originals, Inc. (HCO), is an upstate New York.
Sports & Fitness is Run Up by Gait Up (Switzerland):
Run Up is an advanced wearable motion analysis product for sports and medicine. It provides clinical grade analysis of running mechanics without calibration and helps athletes to reach peak performance as well as trainers and therapists to see e.g. historic trends or injury warnings. Up makes the world’s most advanced wearable.
Safety & Security is i-Lume by i-Lume (Hong Kong):
The i-Lume system consists of a small, lightweight light module suitable for outerwear, vests, gloves, foot and headwear, bags, and armbands. Through high power automotive grade LED ́s the i-Lume enables superior visibility and reliability in extreme conditions, especially during the night.
Gaming & Lifestyle is Kokoon by Kokoon Technology (UK):
The sleep sensing headphones monitor the sleep and can be connected to a smartphone. Via Bluetooth the mobile app delivers audio techniques to the headphones to induce sleep, monitor the effectiveness and alter the audio to preserve the sleep. They can serve as an “every-day” headphones too.
The champion in Smart Clothing is Antelope Series by Antelope Club (Germany): Antelope Series is a performance increasing sportswear, which is based on the electro muscle stimulation (EMS) technology. The muscle contraction will be strengthened from the outside trough electrical impulse for a more intense and effective workout.
Smart Jewelry is Tago Arc by LIBER8 Technology (Hungary):
The high fashion bracelet is the world's first smart jewelry that works without a battery. The E Ink display with NFC technology allows users to change the pattern and display design with their smartphone and it does not need to be charged.
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Day 2 of the Wearable Technologies conference is underway today in Munich. You can follow a liveblog of the conference on the wearable technologies site.