News (wearables)

 
Although non-invasive sensing platforms are already prevalent in the marketplace to monitor and log health and lifestyle data, existing wearable models carry drawbacks, with their connection to the body via straps and similar fastenings failing to maintai

The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is part of a collaboration aiming to improve the performance of smart devices used to capture real-time health and lifestyle data. Working with a number of partners on the BodySense project, CPI is supporting the development of next generation multi-functional sensing devices.

 
My Skin Track UV from La Roche-Posay (photo: L’Oréal)

L'Oréal (Clichy, France) recently announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV—the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure—is now available through Apple. This marks the first time My Skin Track UV, which was developed by L'Oréal’s Technology Incubator and unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, will be available to consumers in the US. With a precise sensor that measures individual UV levels and a companion app that tracks exposure to pollution, pollen, and humidity, the launch of My Skin Track UV allows users to make more informed choices when it comes to their skin.

 
CPI is using its state-of-the-art equipment and industry expertise alongside Pireta Limited to support the scale-up of wearable technology in textiles (photo: CPI)

The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is collaborating on a project to support the development of next-generation smart clothing.  Working with Pireta Limited, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.

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