This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Wearables venture into roller skates, mouth guards
About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Wearables venture into roller skates, mouth guards

2:47 /

The wearables industry shows signs of expanding beyond wristbands. CNET's Sumi Das takes a look at the best devices from the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco.

The recent wearable technology conference in San Francisco showed that the wearables trend is quickly evolving. The Vector from i1 Biometrics, is a mouth guard that detects impacts. It's designed to be worn when playing football, lacrosse, or ice hockey. In this front section, we have a triaxial accelerometer. And a triaxial gyroscope, as well as a microprocessor. So it's detecting in six planes of movement what's happening to the head. When a player is hit, sensors in the mouthpiece wirelessly transmit data to mobile devices via an antenna on the field. Real time the coach is gonna get data, they can see where in the head that injury occurred. How hard it was for them to determine whether or not to take a look at that app link. Wearables aren't just for adults. Moff is a suped-up slap bracelet that tracks your movements using accelerometers and gyroscopes. With Moff, you can perfect your ninja skills, imagine you're playing center court at Wimbledon, [NOISE] Or perfect your drum solo. YX packs gesture recognition technology into a ring called Sense. It interprets hand motions allow you to fly a quad copter, authenticate your identity with a specific gesture, or navigate virtual worlds with occulus rift. Rocket Skates reinvent a seventies favorite with brushless hub motors. Zip down the sidewalk with these smart electric roller skates. Intended to be a last mile solution. You can go 12 miles per hour and that's limited by most sidewalk laws. Would you get a ticket? In theory I guess you could. Be careful out there. But officer I was only going 12 miles per hour. Addidas' My Coach Fit Smart is a fitness tracker and heart rate monitor combo, that true to it's name, also coaches you through workouts. We have a colored light that reflects your workout intensity zone. So each zone has a color that's indicates the level. And we use that as sort of a language or current way to coach you, we give you additional props, we give an arrow to go up or down. And the device also vibrates to capture your attention. [UNKNOWN] logic's, Leo, offers coaching advice, but uses a different metic. Leo monitors the electrical signals produced when muscles contract. For example, when you're cycling, you're not pulling with your hamstrings at all, or perhaps pulling with the hamstrings at the wrong point in the pedal stroke, Leo will tell you that you're doing that incorrectly. So he interprets all that raw data for you. From personal trainer to plaything, the possibilities of wearables [MUSIC] appear unlimiting. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, cnet.com for CBS news. [MUSIC]

New releases

Kindle Voyage: Amazon's best e-reader...
2:15 20 October 2014
Although it starts at a pricey $199, the Kindle Voyage's slim design, sharper display and even better lighting...
Play video
DeLorean DMC 12: Still awesome,...
13:18 20 October 2014
The DeLorean DMC is one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century. XCAR got behind the wheel and charts...
Play video
Netbooks: What were we thinkin...
4:00 20 October 2014
These often-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in...
Play video
This umbrella shoots air to keep...
5:41 18 October 2014
This week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you...
Play video
Apple's iPad Air 2 and iMac 5K...
5:02 17 October 2014
Apple makes solid upgrades across their product line at their iPad and Mac event, but it's pretty clear they...
Play video
Pricey Sylvania LED not the brightest...
1:37 17 October 2014
Look further than this expensive bulb if you want a high-lumen LED.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,567: Teens deal...
45:07 17 October 2014
It's a super clean show today! We'll talk about the real life social implications of "FOMO," interesting data...
Play video
Apple SIM could mean big changes...
2:55 17 October 2014
Apple's new iPads make it easy to switch carriers, Will.i.am debuts his version of a smartwatch, and CBS joins...
Play video