Tagged: wearable computing

CEATEC 2014: 16Lab unveils one-of-its-kind smart ring computer


CEATEC 2014 is here to feed the tech frenzy. The electronic event scheduled towards the end of the year serves as a platform for companies in the Far East to showcase products that they would bring amid us for Christmas or later. 16Lab is one name that has really amazed us on the first day of the event. The Japanese manufacturer has unveiled a working prototype of a ring-like wearable computing device, which would work as an e-wallet, alert tool, gesture controller and maybe a non-contact key. Read More…

Could we see Samsung Gear Glass at IFA 2014?

Samsung gear glass

Just a couple of days ago Google announced the availability of their AR glasses which have set the tone for wearables in the last few years. And now a new development is surfacing regarding the launch of Samsung Gear Glass at the IFA 2014 in September. This outright Google Glass competitor will run on the new Tizen OS designed for wearable gadgets like Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch, giving one more reason for Google to hasten their R&D for the wearable augmented reality glasses. Samsung’s Gear Glass will have an ear-piece and heads-up display for the right eye to display the visual elements.
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Senseboard virtual keyboard for wearables is an all new typing experience [w/video]

Senseboard virtual reality keyboard for wearables

With the advent of wearable computing, the need for supporting input devices is rising, and to fuel this need, researchers around the world are working overtime to create intuitive peripherals for modern times. Going along the same lines, research headed by Lars Asplund, Professor Emeritus in Robotics at Malardalen University (MDH), Sweden is onto a virtual keyboard that perfectly syncs with ultra-modern wearables. With years into the making this wearable input device called Senseboard is a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass or Oculus Rift, as well as mobile devices and computers, for a very surreal typing experience.
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Westunitis Inforod – World’s lightest 3D augmented reality glasses

Westunitis Inforod head mounted display glasses

Google Glasses have had so many competitors in the past few months, looking to dethrone these premium glasses from the top spot for augmented reality glasses. Another one that has jumped into the stiff wearable technology market is Inforod by Japanese firm Westunitis from Osaka. These head-mounted display glasses weigh just 48 grams, and the LCD screen resolution of 400×240 (WQVGA) seems a bit lower than that of Google Glasses at 640×360 pixels. These glasses run on Android 4.2 operating system with Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity to communicate with other compatible devices. According to the makers these HMD glasses are the lightest in the world so far and with a 3.8mm display screen might also be the thinnest. The processing hardware of Inforod include 1 GB of RAM and flash chip capacity of 8 GB processor with low power consumption.
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CES 2014: Smartwatch + Health tracker = Razer Nabu

Razer Nabu wristband

Such is the excitement of gadget freaks for smartwatches and wearable technology that every company out there is considering adding smartwatch and health monitoring devices to their line-up. Razer Nabu revealed at CES 2014 clearly shows the influence of wearable technology in today’s gizmo world. A mix of smartwatch and health tracking device the wearable wristband features fitness product features and smartphone notifications. All the notifications icons are displayed on a small 32 pixel square screen and data such as text messages, emails etc. are displayed on a 128×32 screen panel. Both these screens are on opposite sides to each other, making one of them invisible when the other is being viewed, perhaps a privacy feature that users will like.
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CES 2014: SD card sized Intel Edison computer makes wearable technology more practical

Intel Edison processor for wearable gadgets

Seeing the future of wearable technology to take the tech world by the storm, Intel has created the world’s smallest computer dubbed as Edison which is based on x86 architecture and uses 22-nanometer process. No bigger than an average SD card, this revolutionary computer is designed specifically to pair up with wearable gadgets that demand more computing power for beefing up the functionality. Although the computer has Intel’s low-power Quark processor but it is still powerful enough to provide wearable gadgets with functionality that could not be achieve with Arduino chips.
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Microsoft Research’s Printed Dress with integrated technologies for sending and receiving Tweets

Wearable technologies are going to rule the roost in the coming years and Microsoft too has jumped into the bandwagon with their latest offering being showcased at New York Fashion Week. Called as Printed Dress which is one application of the trending wearable computing this high tech frock like dress developed by Asta Roseway, senior designer Microsoft Research and Martin Small from Xbox is made entirely from paper material stitched together to form a bodice, corset and skirt in attractive black and white colors. Now coming onto the technology factor it is draped in uber cool gear such as custom keyboard with keys resembling an old typewriter so that the wearer can type any message and tweet it.
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First real peep into the sci-fi future with Google’s Augmented Reality glasses

World is a small place, until just a couple of days back, we were hearing rumors about Google’s Augmented Reality glasses, and now just as we wake up from sleep, the glasses are closer to reality than ever before. Famed under an initiative called Project Glass, this is Google’s first attempt at wearable computing – which for more reasons than one, is the future of computing for us. The video here will give you a better understanding of what the world will be from behind the Google Glasses, but if you want a gist it then, the warp around glasses have a transparent lens that shows everything from text messages to mails and maps. The glasses send and receive messages through voice commands and are designed to take picture and record videos.
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