Fitbit launches a COVID-19 early detection study, and you can join from the Fitbit app – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Fitbit’s activity-tracking wearable devices are already being used by a number of academic institutions to determine if they might be able to contribute to the early detection of COVID-19 and the flu, and now Fitbit itself is launching its own dedicated Fitbit COVID-19 Study, which users can sign up for from within their Fitbit…

Fitbit’s Chinese rival Amazfit mulls a transparent, self-disinfecting mask – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of Chinese companies with manufacturing operations to produce virus-fighting equipment: Shenzhen-based electric vehicle giant BYD quickly moved to launch what it claims to be the world’s largest mask plant; Hangzhou-based voice intelligence startup Rokid is making thermal imaging glasses targeted at the US market; and many more.…

Apple Watch designer reveals the device’s origins on its fifth birthday – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Update: We mistakenly noted in an earlier version that Chaudhri had been a part of Microsoft’s Hololens team. The story has been updated to remove the reference.  In his two decades at Apple, Imran Chaudhri worked on many of the company’s most iconic product lines, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac. The designer left…

What happens if Magic Leap shuts down? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Since first uploading a YouTube teaser video of its tech five years ago, Magic Leap’s presence in the augmented reality industry has been controversial. Some have lauded the team’s ambitions, while others I’ve talked to say the company’s posturing has dissuaded investors from taking chances on other AR hardware startups, which has hampered the…

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 signs may quickly be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou primarily based AI startup Rokid is in talks with a number of corporations to promote its T1 glasses in America, based on Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is amongst a wave of Chinese corporations creating…