Your smartwatch is a medical device?

Your smartwatch is a medical device?

Wearable technology issues relating to the potential qualification of such products as a medical devices have become popular on the press following the presentation of the first smartphone with a heart rate sensor, quickly followed by the smartwatch and the smartbracelet with the same functionality.  During the same days UK authorities took an unexpected position on mobile apps aimed at controlling or monitor users’ health which might impact the Internet of Things sector.  Continue reading

Interview at Sensoria Fitness wearable technology creator, Davide Viganò!

Interview at Sensoria Fitness wearable technology creator, Davide Viganò!

I had the pleasure to interview for my law firm’s fashion law magazine Law à la Mode, Davide Viganò, the CEO of Heapsylon, the creators of the wearable technology Sensoria Fitness that might change the Internet of Things sector! Davide is a very interesting person and is Italian (which is even better!) living in Seattle, I hope you will enjoy the interview. Continue reading

Wearable technologies – Patentability of hand gestures?

Wearable technologies – Patentability of hand gestures?

$ 3 billion will be spent in 2014 on 10 million units of wearable technologies according to a Deloitte report, but the potentials of this market can be seen also through the attempts by tech companies to patent anything connected to them, including the heart gesture made in front of Google Glasses so setting a new approach for the Internet of Things!   Continue reading

Wearables face privacy issues!

Wearables face privacy issues!

Wearable technologies and the Internet of Things are one of the most discussed at the moment with a considerable potential impact on our approach to technologies in the next years. But, with the huge amount of personal data relating to users as well as images/sounds on the people/events around him collected by means of such devices and the possibility to very easily share them on the Internet, the impact on privacy rights of these technologies will require a careful review. Continue reading