Oppo Smartwatch’s Purported 3D Glass Screen Live Photos Surface

In December last year, Oppo said it would be investing a lot of money into R&D and also expanding its wearables portfolio, to include smartwatches in 2020. We’ve been hearing rumors since then about Oppo’s upcoming smartwatch and we even have an official render of what it could look like, courtesy Oppo VP Brian Shen. The latest leak involves live photos of what’s reported to be the 3D glass covering for the smartwatch. The shape of the panel looks similar to the render shared previously, so there is a chance it could be the real thing. Oppo’s new smartwatch should debut alongside the Find X2, which is reportedly launching on March 6.

Three images showing the new 3D glass was posted on Slashleaks, as reported by Gizmochina. The images show someone holding the rectangular glass panel with a thick black border around it. The 3D shape is visible from these photos and it looks very similar to the render shared by Oppo VP Brian Shen, back in January.

Earlier this month, Shen teased another photo of the Oppo Watch this time, shrouded in darkness with just a portion of the display and the watch hands visible. He also mentioned that it would be a “game-changer,” that could hint at the 3D glass design of the watch. The poster of the images on Slashleaks mentioned that it would have the same hyperboloid screen as the upcoming Oppo Find X and that, such a screen was quite difficult and expensive to manufacture.

We think Oppo will unveil its smartwatch during the launch of the Find X2. It was supposed to have taken place at MWC 2020 but has been pushed back to March 6 most likely. We might see more hardware announcements during the launch next month.

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/wearables/news/oppo-smartwatch-3d-glass-screen-live-photo-slashleaks-2185013

Mouthwash to kill harmful bacteria

According to the Health 2000 population survey, more than half of Finns aged 30 or over suffer from gum disease. 

Koite Health, which was founded by researchers from Aalto University and Helsinki University Hospital (HUS), is launching a method intended for home use that kills the streptococcus mutans bacteria and the bacteria that cause gingivitis. The treatment has been scientifically proven to reduce the markers indicating early gingivitis and plaque formation.

https://www.technology.org/2020/02/14/new-high-tech-mouthwash-uses-light-to-kill-harmful-bacteria-on-teeth/

THIS CYBERPUNK BRACELET JAMS ANY SPYING MICROPHONES NEARBY

“Bracelet Of Silence”

A team of computer science professors at the University of Chicago have invented a special bracelet that jams any nearby microphones, including the ones in smart speakers and assistants, The New York Times reports.

The admittedly chunky “bracelet of silence” features 24 speakers capable of emitting imperceptible ultrasonic signals. Any nearby microphones detect these high frequencies as static-like noise that drowns out any speech the wearer would like to keep private.

 

Ultrathin Image Sensor For Pulse Wave and Biometric Authenticity

Besides being ultrathin, the sensor is highly lightweight, flexible and comes with an unbreakable electronic circuitry. All this enables it to be worn around, like a tattoo, and get real-time information.

Fast analysis of pulse waves

Conventional image sensors are rigid electronic devices that produce electronic signals by capturing light rays. These image sensors are of two types: CCD (Charged Coupled Devices) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor). These are typically used in digital cameras and smartphone cameras.

https://www.electronicsforu.com/technology-trends/news/ultrathin-image-sensor-for-pulse-wave-and-biometric-authenticity

Patch to Automatically Deliver Insulin

A combination of a wearable glucometer and insulin pump, connected via a smart control mechanism, can function as an artificial pancreas. But researchers at University of California Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, and MIT have created and now tested an electronics-free wearable patch that automatically releases insulin based on rising glucose levels.

https://www.medgadget.com/2020/02/patch-automatically-delivers-insulin-as-blood-glucose-rises.html

Wearable sweat sensor

Sweat-sensing technology that can gather information about our health with the smallest of sample sizes is an exciting area of research, with scientists making some real advances of late. Engineers at North Carolina State University set out to build a portable device the size of a wristwatch that can track a person’s body chemistry in real-time as a way of identifying health problems. 

It works by measuring metabolites in our perspiration, and recently we have seen temporary tattoos that assess lactate levels to track muscle fatigue, sensors that monitor glucose levels for diabetics and others that even release diabetes drugs in response, to name a few examples.

https://newatlas.com/wearables/watch-shaped-body-chemistry-sensor-sweat/