Personal thermal management, which focuses on heating the human body as needed, is an emerging potential solution. Such patches may also someday help warm anyone who works or plays outdoors, researchers said.
An Indian team has won the $1 million Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE, for creating a safety wearable device that can send emergency alerts to those women who have been threatened or assaulted.
Until the recent past, smartphones dominated growth across Asian economies. As 2017 registered another drop in phone sales, wearable devices have picked up to fill the void left by declining phone sales in the continent.