wearables News

Computerized Eyewear Looking for Success in Factories and Field

Remember Google Glass? The vaunted debut of the company’s computerized eyewear six years ago was one of Silicon Valley’s more spectacular flops. Deemed too awkward and pretentious, early users were disparaged as “glassholes” by a critical public. Parent company Alphabet …

Why Less Data May Be More for Employers Using Wearables in Workplace

Employers deploying wearables in the workplace are possibly exposing themselves to more risk than they realize by collecting more data than they need. While some firms may want to deploy the technologies as much as possible, employers would be wise …

Lighter, Lower Cost Smart Clothing Shows Potential in Injury Rehabilitation, Prevention

Clothing and footwear that detect human movement could soon become the preferred fashion choice for people recovering from injuries or trying to avoid them as the technology is becoming lighter and less expensive. A team of engineers at the University …

Bluetooth Toothbrushes, Telematics, Fitbits and Data Tracking Acceptance

Twice a day, Scott Ozawa’s Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts. The …

Expect the Unexpected in U.S. Casualty Insurance Market in 2017: Marsh

Insurers and customers are increasingly embracing the Internet of Things but greater reliance on these technologies could bring problems that ripple through an entire connected system. The unintended consequences from greater use of IoT will be a major trend in …

XL Catlin Appoints Branch as Chief Executive of Insurtech Team, Accelerate

XL Catlin announced the appointment of Vincent Branch as Chief Executive for Accelerate, its new expert team focused on innovation and insurtech. Accelerate is led by XL Catlin’s former chief underwriting officer for Insurance, Paul Brand. Branch joins XL Catlin …

Global Insurance Fintech Investment Grew by 237% in 2015: Accenture Research

While insurance historically has been a laggard in the fintech race, it is increasingly a high-growth investment area in the fintech field, according to research from Accenture. Accenture’s fintech research reveals that the overall increase in global insurance investment levels …