USA Cycling drafts off IBM cloud in Rio gold hunt

In the ramp up to the Rio Olympics, USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit is boosting riders’ performance through connected devices and wearables that generate real-time insights via IBM’s Apache Spark cloud-based data analytics. Performance insights gained from data analytics are increasingly used as a training tool in the hyper-competitive field of top-tier sport, especially in […]

EXOS and Intel bring sense to wearables data

Wearable devices and fitness programs share one thing in common: The problem of stamina. It’s well established that while fitness programs and the wearing of fitness wearables are enthusiastically embraced, both receive a drop-off after three months or less.  This is compounded by the fact that, so far, there’s been a proliferation of human performance data […]

Fitness wearables bulk up as consolidation trends build

With the health and fitness wearables segment growing rapidly, big players are bulking up in order to compete in a fast growing global market. In a recent article, TheStreet.com observes the mounting consolidation-related activity in the health wearables space. And with Woodside Capital Partners predicting global shipments of wearables to grow from 19.6 million units […]

Are wearables exposing us to unwanted health risks?

In the growing age of the Internet of Things (IoT), the increased exposure to radiation has become a topic of concern, and more articles are starting to pop up explaining this little understood topic.  Recently, Dr. Rajan Pandey discussed these health hazards, especially with wearable devices, beginning with an interesting comparison. “Back when smoking was accepted for both men […]