The Future of Wearable Tech Is Called a Hearing Aid

April 22, 2019

The Livio AI, as the new device is called, uses tiny sensors plus, as its name suggests, artificial intelligence to selectively filter noise and focus on specific sound sources—for instance, the person across the table in a busy restaurant—while also tracking various health metrics, including steps walked, stairs climbed, and cognitive activity, such as how much the wearer is talking and engaging with other humans. It also does near-instantaneous translation of 27 languages and will, after a forthcoming update, measure heart rate.