Wearable computing and Project Glass, the future goes from what we wear

According to the wearable computing philosophy, in the future all our technological gadgets will become wearable. Like Google Glass

The future passes from what we wear. This is the axiom behind the philosophy of wearable computing , or wearable informatics. In the space of a few years, advances in technology will allow us to further miniaturize our technological gadgets so that they can be worn like a t-shirt or jeans. A striking example of what we are talking about is i Google Glass , BigG’s augmented reality glasses that should fundamentally change the way we look at things.

The wearable computing however, it is much more than a “simple” pair of glasses, however smart they may be. It will interest (and interest) a little all clothing and accessories. All objects, however, that the morning we take from the closet or drawers of our bedside table and we get on.

THE Google Glass as mentioned, they are just an example. In fact, in a short while, the market should be flooded with a wave of smart watch (smart watches) that have the aspiration to replace (or complement) the smartphone. Sony he anticipated the times (and especially the competitors) presenting his own time SmartWatch , followed a short time later by the project The Pebble , smart watch funded by the crowdfunding community of Kickstarter and available on the market for $ 150.

Soon, however, these two watches will find many “brothers”. For some time there has been rumor of the imminent exit of a iWatch produced by Apple; of the smart watch of Google you already have some three-dimensional renderings and some videos; Samsung not to be outdone has announced its intention to want to produce a Galaxy Watch. In short, the sector is becoming quite crowded.

Just as it is quite crowded the sector of the smart shoe . The smart shoes were introduced on the market by Nike to allow runners to have an eye (thanks to the integration with smartphones and mp3 players) their speed and other data related to the race.

What does the future have to offer? Surely further expansion of the market and possible applications of the wearable computing that from a niche market is increasingly turning into a mass market. For futuristic products, just take a look at the cinema. Google, in fact, has admitted to have been inspired by Star Wars to develop its concept of ubiquitous computing , where technological gadgets are perfectly integrated (and used) with our daily actions. The Project Glass it is an example. As are the smart gloves (smart gloves) for which the Mountain View giant has obtained the patent last week and that seem to be extrapolated directly from the film Minority Report .

The next developments could concern the computerized contact lenses seen in Mission Impossible 4 , or “mountabile” computers to wear on the head seen in The Avengers , with much more advanced features than Google Glass. Motorola (Google subsidiary, among other things) e Sony they have projects already at an advanced stage. I wonder if for Christmas 2015 we will all find under the tree a nice computerized helmet to wear …

March 31, 2013

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