Wearable Tech 3: Accessories

Wearable Tech 3: Accessories

Summary: Geek tech to add extra functionality to your day wear

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • Jawbone UP

    Wristband to track your habits. Works with your iPhone. Track your daily activities on the go such as workouts, sleep, activity and eating habits.

    Credit: AppAdvice

    Wearable Tech: LED

    Wearable Tech 2: Fiber Optics

  • Wearable projector

    Wearable projector

    Microsoft Research have come up with this wearable projector. It's a Kinect motion controller and a pico projector wich mounts on your shoulder and projects onto a surface. You can then interact with the surface like a touchscreen.

    Credit: Geek.com

    Wearable Tech: LED

    Wearable Tech 2: Fiber Optics

  • Motion sensitive shoes

    Shoes measure dance movements relayed to the circuit board on the side of the shoe and on to the PC. Input then converts the movements into perfectly synchronised music.  Perfect for all those Dads trying to dance at weddings.

    Credit: Sam Ogden / Science Photo Library

    Wearable Tech: LED

    Wearable Tech 2: Fiber Optics

Topic: Emerging Tech

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  • Most of that lot is garbage.

    I'm something of an ambassador for wearable tech.

    As an auteur I have a need for such things, I dont understand the world as most people do and I'm more comfortable with machines than people.

    As a result I wear a computer on my wrist - I've chosen a Nokia E7 as it has a large touchscreen, an embedded keyboard underneath and runs a version of Python so that its programmable.
    I use it to stream music to a pair of noise-cancelling headphones that I wear constantly, it handles calls and texts seamlessly, pausing and unpausing the music for me and it handles all of my schedule with small vocal messages and vibrating signals to my arm.
    It measures EM fields as well with a magnetometer designed for the GPS (I am sensitive to EM) as well as telling me where I am and where I should be, plus it also has a constant Internet connection that I use for information when I am out and about.
    It also connects me to an extensive home network with a lot of automatic aids that I've built for my daughter, who is profoundly disabled. She needs help with washing, dressing and hygiene, so I've built robotic assistance for her that I can interact with using the briefest of touches, or gestures to one af a few Kinects I have installed for the purpose.

    Only the Military spec stuff is more than an an idiot's attempt at producing something useful - and as for the jewellery, now thats just sad - only someone with a statement of their weirdnesses would wear such things, I know - I get called many names during the course of one day just using my wrist computer.
    • ...And half of it isnt even real.

      I get really mad at Apple geeks who think they are clever by mocking up things they think people will use in the future, while totally missing the point.

      I didnt even have to look up the first image to see that its a dumb idea, and a badly imitated one at that. If only the great Apple COULD come up with a way of measuring force using carbon-fibre rods with zipwire wrapped around them. I wasnt going to comment originally, but its just so stupid I couldnt help myself...
  • PIP-BOY 3000

    I think the PIP-BOY on slide 15 is kinda cool!