Innovation Lab: The Biggest Ideas in Tech This Week

By Tim Maytom

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If you’ve been to one of Dot Media’s events, you’ll know that our Innovation Lab hosts companies presenting cutting-edge technology that’s poised to transform the market with groundbreaking ideas and solutions.

In that spirit, we’ve taken a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s most innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

‘Wearable’ Bananas Measure Your Heart Rate

Dole Japan has sponsored the Tokyo Marathon since 2008, handing out bananas to runners who need a mid-race energy burst. In the past, it’s given out fruit with runners’ times and stats printed on the peel, but this year, it’s gone one step further with Wearable Bananas.

Two runners will be selected to wear the edible wearable, which will use an LED display to give them updates on their lap time and heart rate, as well as displaying messages from social media that well-wishers have sent.

What’s more, after the race, the bananas are totally edible, and can be consumed …read more

Source:: Mobile App News