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  • Devices for tracking the environment
  • Devices for tracking the environment
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Devices for tracking the environment

With the cost of sensors dropping, it's easier than ever for start-ups to build connected hardware. With data-collecting wearables setting a precedent, a new type of tracker is emerging. Just like calories and steps, people are now tracking air pollution and UV levels.



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    54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Demographic shifts such as ageing communities have changed what people want and need from their city. Can brands help young and old people alike navigate more efficiently and connect with their surroundings?

  • Article image Masking China's pollution concerns

    China’s 474 million-strong consuming class is starting to wonder whether the price they’ve paid for prosperity is worth it, if money can’t safeguard health. Too severe to be ignored, environmental concerns in China are finally beginning to trump economic ones.

  • Article image Electronic skin patch: painkillers tailored to you

    In a world where products and clothes are designed to fit every body shape and size, why does medicine still use ‘one size fits all’? Is wearable technology finally advancing to provide a more bespoke healthcare service and more personalised medicine?

  • Article image How 'wearable' is wearable tech?

    People prefer devices that are unobtrusive, fit into daily life, and look stylish. But do they really want to wear technology on their wrists, faces and around their necks?