W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Enter the Rift

Oculus Rift

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

Global Disposable Medical Device Sensors Market to Grow at a CAGR of 9.87% during 2022 (MedGadget)


Device Announcements

Oculus Rift + PC bundles open for pre-orders Feb 16 (The Verge)

Oculus Rift will ship with a 4-month Unity Trial (Ars Technica)

Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip for wearable tech (The Verge)


Funding, Crowdfunding & M&A

Wearable Tech Startup GOQii Receives Funding From Edelweiss (Tech Story)

Popular Fitness App Runkeeper Acquired by Sportswear Maker ASICS (Mac Rumors)


Major Milestones

Westin Partners with FitStar by Fitbit (Hospitality Net)

Syfy’s new VR crime drama will be watchable through the Oculus Rift (The Verge)

Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung set to help IOC bring virtual reality to Lillehammer 2016 (Olympic.org)

Virtual Reality Projects to Debut at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (Variety)


Rumours

Google Granted a New Design Patent for a Foldable Version of Google Glass (Patently Apple)

Apple job posting suggests more complex Apple Watch Faces coming (Phone Arena)

Alcatel’s upcoming smartphone will ship in a box that will double as a Cardboard viewer (The Verge)


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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.