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Wearables

Technology that can be worn, typically to quantify a physical process (such as heartbeat monitoring) or to augment human capabilities. Wearables may also be used to control external things, for example, with gestures.
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These are technologies or computers integrated into articles of clothing or accessories that can be worn. Often, the wearable tech is used to quantify a physical process (such as heartbeat monitoring) or to augment human capabilities. Wearables may also be used to control external things, for example, with gestures. Because of the impracticality of wires to transmit sensor data, wearables are almost universally wireless, using a variety of communication protocols such as BLE. Examples include smartwatches, fitness bands, and Google Glasses.
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Rufus Labs
Rufus Labs
Rufus Lab is a startup technology company that offers wearable devices to enhance user experience without disruption.
Skyhook
Skyhook
Skyhook is a mobile location services company based in Boston, MA that specializes in location positioning, context and intelligence. Founded in 2003, Skyhook originally began by geolocating Wi-Fi Access Points and evolved with the idea that hybrid positioning technology, which incorporates Wi-Fi, GPS, cell towers, IP address and device sensors, could improve location services. Skyhook expanded their product set in 2015 to deliver Behavioral Data through their open platform, emphasizing data privatization and security for their adtech and app clients. In 2016, Skyhook engineered Precision Location to power Wearables and IoT, and launched products Personas and Context Accelerator to help brands reach out to mobile consumers.
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