Wearable Technologies – Now and Tomorrow

Wearable TechnolgySo anybody that knows me, knows that I love technology, and wearable technology is absolutely one of my favorites.

Recently I started looking at a new business opportunity with World Global Network, and yes I know it’s MLM. Now before you get all up in arms about multi-level marketing it, it might be a good idea to read some of my previous articles where I discussed my views on future business.

I am a firm believer that in the future most sales will be direct sales, and many large businesses are already starting to follow this trend of selling directly to the customer and skipping out on the middleman. Direct sells allow companies to be much more competitive, and gives them necessary feedback about their product or service, without having to rely on a third-party.

I’ve covered this stuff in detail in some of my other articles, so I won’t go on too much about it here when what I really want to talk to you about is wearable technology and the advancements in this industry over the past few years.

Bring On The Calculator Watch

I remember when I got my first Calculator Watch and thinking what an amazing piece of technology it was, and how it was going to make me look like a genius in math class. Well, no one ever accused me of being a genius, and I’m pretty sure the teacher took my fancy wrist calculator away from me. If I only could learn to keep my mouth shut, instead of bragging to my classmates.

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Wearable activity trackers that can monitor your blood pressure

blood pressure monitor

Amazing New Wearables That Measure Blood Pressure?

blood pressure monitorFor people like myself that have high blood pressure or hypertension, that headline sounds too good to be true. Is there such a device that can monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and perform an ECG?

Well the answer to that is a resounding yes and it comes in the form of a wristband called the Helo LX, The band does not require traditional cuff that you would normally use for measuring blood pressure, instead, he uses a microprocessor called the Toshiba TZ series. Of course, the manufacturers put out a disclaimer saying that you should not use this device for diagnosis but more for consumer level monitoring. When compared to the hall monitor or even a hospital Dinamap monitor the results were impressively close.

What’s even cooler is that you can share your results using a smartphone app with people such as your doctor or other loved ones that want to keep an eye on your blood pressure.

HELO LX WristbandHELO LX Wristband

This device is a game changer for anybody with high blood pressure or hypertension, but that is just the start of the functions in this wristband. It will also monitor your breath rate, steps, distance traveled, calories and even your sleep, fatigue levels and mood. 

Again don’t solely use this device for keeping track of your blood pressure but having it is a fantastic way to keep you and your medical professional informed on how you are doing. Remember blood pressure is a silent killer and keeping track of it can be the difference between life and death.

For more information check out http://www.HELOLX.ca

How Self Driving Trucks Will Kill Our Economy

Self Driving Trucks

How long before all trucking companies are self-driving? And will it effect our economy?

Self Driving Trucks The way our economy is changing at a rapid pace, we’re seeing the decimation of small town economies like we’ve never seen before. We have to start educating ourselves on the effects of things such as self-driving vehicle technology, and how it affects local economies, especially the ones that are dependent on trucker salaries. 

If you think I’m blowing this out of proportion look at some of these facts.

The economy in North America is incredibly dependent on truck drivers, but what happens when self-driving vehicles are introduced to the road and these jobs start to disappear? There are over 4 million professional truck driver is in North America, and additional 5.5 million people employed who are not truck drivers but work in conjunction with them. That is 9.5 million truck related jobs.

“9.5 Million Jobs In North America Are Directly Related To The Trucking Industry”

No not all of these jobs would disappear because of self-driving trucks, you’re still going to need people to load the trucks and route them, but the vast majority of these jobs would disappear. And we can’t stop there, the income received by these 9.5 million people create numerous jobs for others. The 4 million plus drivers would regularly stop to rest, drink, eat and sleep. There are businesses that solely exist to service this market. Think of all the motels and restaurants that serve this industry as an example. So now you have millions more people that depend on the employment of the truck driver. But you can’t even stop there.

“Truckers Support Many Other Industries Outside Of Their Own”

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