W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Wear your healthcare

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Welcome to The Wearable Weekly, your trusted guide to all things wearable tech. If you only have time to read one thing about wearables this week, this is it.

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Statistics & Forecasts

Sony PSVR passes the million sales mark (BGR)

Less than 1% of HTC Vive owners are using VR at any time (Fast Company)

ABI Research survey finds 55% of respondents say wearables will play key role in companies’ innovation strategies (PR Newswire)

Public VR awareness almost doubling annually with PSVR and Gear VR leading the way (Road to VR)


Funding & M&A

MindMaze buys Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform (TechCrunch)

Yahoo Japan invests in The Venture Reality Fund (VentureBeat)

Spring Loaded Technology launches bionic knee brace, receives $2.46 million from Canadian Government (BetaKit)


Major milestones

Oculus to provide 1,000 Rifts to libraries in California (Digital Trends)

HTC Viveport gets 75 more games (Road to VR)

Apple launches AR platform ARKit (MobileSyrup)

Apple macOS to be optimized for VR Software, will integrate with Valve, Unity and Unreal Engines (MobileSyrup)

The Cue Android Wear app will help you quit smoking (MobileSyrup)


Rumours

Apple Watch on track to include advanced micro-LED display ‘as soon as 2018’ (Mac Rumours)

HTC may bring Viveport subscription service to the Oculus Rift (Variety)


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Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich

Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in wearable technology as an investor, community builder and influencer. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.