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Wearables venture into roller skates, mouth guardsThe 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]