Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

The Top Ten Wearable Tech Made In Israel

In a short span of time, Israel has produced an impressive number of incredible technologies for you to wear

By: Dyana So, NoCamels

Published: August 14th, 2014 in Business » Israel

Wearable technology is steadily becoming the next frontier for high tech companies, investors and consumers. From earphones to pedometers, we are only at the beginning of a rising trend in wearable technology gear, gadgets, and gizmos.

Leading in this steadily growing sector, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) movement that wants to connect every aspect of our worlds to the Internet, is Israel. Although the country is somewhat of a novice in this sector, holding its first ever wearable tech conference this past May, Israel has, in a short span of time, produced an impressive number of incredible technologies for you to wear.

Here we bring you the top 10 list of Israeli wearable technology:

1. OrCam Technologies

Wear It Well: The Top Ten Wearable Tech Made In IsraelEyewear enhances our vision, while OrCam’s eyewear allows the blind and visually impaired to ‘see.’ OrCam’s small camera that attaches to glasses verbally identifies words and objects that the wearer motions to, using a smart computer to say out loud what the wearer is ‘seeing’ with audio. OrCam allows the blind to ‘see by hearing,’ providing them with the mobility they need to keep living their lives. In the future, OrCam hopes to develop models that will be able to recognize colors, faces, and places that the wearer has encountered before.

2. ReWalk

Wear It Well: The Top Ten Wearable Tech Made In IsraelReWalk has graced our headlines plenty, a display of our belief that this technology is a big winner in the wearable tech sector. With ReWalk, individuals with waist-down paralysis can get up from their wheelchair and walk away from it — literally. ReWalk is a wearable, bionic leg brace made of light materials. It is powered by batteries and navigation and is controlled by sophisticated, wrist-mounted controllers that detect and guide walking motion. The device recently received FDA approval in the US and has been deemed by the likes of President Obama a ‘life-changing’ device.

3. Angel Sensors
Wear It Well: The Top Ten Wearable Tech Made In IsraelThe more we know about our bodies and our health, the better we can take care of them and improve our lifestyles. The Angel Sensor is the first open sensor, effortless health-tracker that can be worn 24/7 as a bracelet. It collects data about the body and sends that information to one of several fitness and health apps that are compatible with Angel. Just last year Angel Sensor raised 335 percent of its fundraising goal on Indiegogo, with “TechCrunch” praising the technology, “Angel is potentially infinitely malleable, becoming a heart attack sensor for one developer and a sports band for another.”


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