There are many computers in the market and some of them are excellent. In the days of old, we imagined and created computers that were designed to be positioned anywhere, then we made portable computers like the laptops, palmtops for example, the iPad etc. But this was not the limit and the concept of creating wearable computers came into existence. With the development of Google Glass and Motorola Solutions HC1, we dawned at the future of wearable computers. Now adding one more pearl to this collection of wearable computers comes the OLED glasses from Fraunhofer Center for Organics, Materials and...
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CEATEC Japan 2012 has kicked off in a big way and we are geared up for some very interesting new products on display and one of them that stole the show was TV phone glasses prototype by NTT Docomo. It is a headpiece like glasses having seven cameras for capturing the facial image of the person and sending it to the person with whom one is communicating. One of these cameras is on the back side of the headpiece which captures the back side of the person wearing it and there are three ultra-wide cameras on each side of the...
There are many diseases where medication is the only care; Parkinson’s is one of them. Doctors need to regularly monitor a Parkinson’s patient to find the correct medication to suit the patient’s need, thus under an EU funded REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) project researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech in Spain are developing a wearable monitoring system that will automatically regulate and deliver medication to patients suffering from Parkinson’s.
Summer Olympics 2012 are going faster, further and higher in London and everyone is enjoying the athletic extravaganza. Medals are reigning in the British Empire but the difference between a gold and silver is somewhere hiding in technology. There are many wearable technologies being adorned by athletes from various countries that are giving them that edge they need to take home the medals. While you wonder what these could be, we have lined in for you 5 coolest wearable technologies that athletes are using to enhance their performance (legally) in the London Olympics.
This all new wearable device and handheld technology called Whisper developed by Thecla Schiphorst & Susan Kozel which is a networked ecosystem comprised of small intelligent devices that truly replicate the wearer’s movement and intention. At most 12 participants can move in and out of the space with their discretion to use the deivces which are embedded into hat, cape, belt or jacket and then transmitted to the central Whisper database or on the floor.
While carrying heavy loads in battlefield or combat situations can be a real energy sapper for the soldiers, it would come as a bane if there could be a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance and body’s resistance to injuries. This is exactly what The Wyss Institute for Biologically inspired Engineering at Harvard University is going to do backed up by $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new wearable technology will considerably delay the onset of fatigue thereby enabling soldiers to perform better in battlefield situations and other important missions.
We are all smartphone addicts in some way or the other but our excessive use of phones often makes those around us really pissed. Risk sending an email during a family dinner and your spouse is displeased, try sending a text in a meeting and your boss is almost ready to kill you – but all this is set to change with ShoeSense – a smart motion sensor for your shoes that detects hand gestures to let you operate your smartphone secretly.
We want our cameras and robots to wearable so that we can see a whole new world of augmented reality from their eyes. While Microsoft is doing something of sorts with their shoulder-mount multitouch Kinect-powered projector that converts any surface into a gesture-sensing display, here we have a wearable robot concept from Active Vision Laboratory, which explores larger environments automatically viewing augmented reality on objects of interest. The wearable robot assistant comprises a shoulder mounted self stabilizing active camera and a handheld touch screen display.
Men have not been graced with the best in wearable technology yet, but it’s not the case anymore. Dutch design duo Nieuwe Heren have designed a really innovative men’s jacket that will combat against the dangerous air pollution in urban environments. Dubbed the Aegis Parka the jacket uses sensors to detect common air pollutants like alcohol, Benzene, smoke, NH3, Nox and CO2 and warns the wearer by illuminating the embedded LEDs when pollutants reach dangerous levels. More the level of pollution more LEDs illuminate.
From the makers of mood interpreting and emotion displaying GRE: Mood Sweater comes the FURVER fo.corset, a wearable hard shell corset that interacts with the real world to keep the wearer safe. The protective fashion garment is inspired by the glowing tricks of sea anemones and the instincts of a porcupine that defend itself by raising the quills on its back and sides. Designer Kristin Neidlinger and team have embedded interactive proximity sensors laden fur with fiber optics on the nap of the neck of the corset.