Wearables

Researchers Sent ‘Smart Fabric’ Capable of Detecting Microscopic Vibrations to Space

The acoustic fabric, which could eventually be used in spacesuits and soldier uniforms, “bridges the physical and digital domains,” officials say. 

AFWERX Looks to Buy Thousands of COVID-19-Spotting Wearable Devices

The innovation unit is interested in accessing them in as quick as 60 days.

Watch App Identifies Sounds for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

People found the app was useful for letting them know if there was something that they should pay attention to.

Army Picks Fitbit to Develop Wearable Presymptom COVID-19 Detectors

The health and wellness wearable company plans to use the award to partner with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to expand testing of its internally developed algorithm.

Tech Prints Sensors Right onto Human Skin

The sensors are capable of precisely and continuously capturing temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels, and heart performance signals.

Defense to Outfit and Steer Military Dogs with Augmented Reality Goggles

Sights are set on tapping new technology to help better protect soldiers and the canines they guide.

The Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.

Wearable Fitness Devices Deliver Early Warning of Possible COVID-19 Infection

Several studies are testing algorithms that assess data from wearable devices to detect COVID-19.

Federal Researchers Create 'Second Skin' to Shield Against Biological Threats

The material shields wearers from chemical and biological agents and could pave the way to smart uniforms for troops and first responders.

The Army Wants a Wearable COVID-19 Detector

Due to the urgent need, the managing consortium has suspended some—but not all—of its members-only restrictions.

Pentagon Wants Wearable, Lightweight Laser Detectors For the Troops

The challenge will be getting a sensitive enough sensor into a small enough package

Russian and Chinese Satellites Are Helping U.S. Pilots Spy on Russia and China

U-2 pilots are wearing watches that connect to foreign satellites, giving them backup navigation when GPS is jammed.

A Military-Funded Biosensor Could Be the Future of Pandemic Detection

If it wins FDA approval next year, the two-part sensor could help spot new infections weeks before symptoms begin to show.

NASA Tech Could Replace Passwords with Your Heartbeat

The space agency announced several health and biotech technology transfer opportunities.

One Step Closer to a Batsuit for Soldiers

Researchers announce new military funding in search for body armor skin that could be 300 percent stronger than anything we’ve seen before.