Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

Dorene Internicola, Reuters.com

Women walk together up a hill as they participate in some morning exercise during a visit to Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego

(Reuters) – Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs…

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Fullpower® Awarded One More Key Sensor-Fusion Patent for Activity Identification

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – July 23, 2014) – Fullpower® today announced it has been awarded another key sensor-fusion patent. This patent outlines a method to identify a person’s activity using sensor-fusion.

“Wearable and IoT depend on sensor-fusion to deliver,” said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower. “Jawbone UP and Nike+ Running, for example, are showcase implementations and this is just the beginning.”

The patent for invention number 8,784,309 relates to monitoring human activity, and more particularly to accurately calculating user activity statistics using a location sensor and an inertial sensor. This patent supplements the Fullpower patent portfolio for the MotionX® Sensor-Fusion processor technology, which includes US Patents 8,568,310, 8,187,182, 7,647,195, 7,970,586, and 8,320,578 among others.

The Fullpower Patent Portfolio
These patents are part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 45 issued patents with dozens of patents pending. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of health and fitness, medical, and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this patent portfolio.

Important Links:
www.fullpower.com
www.motionx.com

About Fullpower and the MotionX Technology Platform
Founded in 2003, Fullpower’s world-class team leads the wearable and IoT revolution. Fullpower powers market-leading wearable solutions from Nike, Jawbone and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 45 issued patents and more than 75 patents pending covering Sleeptracker®, MotionX®, bands, pods, smart watches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion, IoT, health, medical, wellness and machine learning.

Fullpower US Patent 8784309

Jawbone Up and Sleepio

Jawbone Up and Sleepio app review

Jawbone Up Review

Using a wristband to collect sleep data, an app to help learn new habits, and online tutorials for tips, Observer corespondent Alice Fisher works on getting better sleep with the Jawbone Up.

“I used the Sleepio app in conjunction with a Jawbone UP wristband. The band tracks movement and sleep, information that’s stored in your smartphone and online in your Sleepio account. It’s very easy to use. Wear the wristband to collect data and add any extra explanatory information into a simple online diary along with your subjective experience of last night’s slumber. Sleepio analyses it for you.”

Read the original review @TheGuardian.com

MotionX F20 Carbon Catamaran

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The MotionX F20 Catamaran, like riding champagne powder on a snowboard or skis. Highly recommended! It’s a carbon F20 expanded to foiling by Pete Melvin. This is a custom project, not a production boat. An amazing experience.

Face: The Final Frontier

By Kevin Maney, Newsweek Magazine

The rapid evolution of wearable technology is leading to body implants

Wearable gadgets like smart watches and Google Glass can seem like a fad that has all the durability of CB radios or Duran Duran, but they’re important early signs of a new era of technology that will drive investment and innovation for years.

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MotionX Foiling Catamaran 2013

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Philippe Kahn Sailing The MotionX Foiling Catamaran More Wind, Bigger Waves and a lot of Speed. This is an amazing craft: We are getting ourselves in some extreme sailing with The MotionX carbon 20 foiling cat. Once out of the water, it’s just like flying. Magical, everything gets quiet, accurate, weightless and incredibly fast!