Wearables

Gizmology 2015 – This Year in Gizmos Kicked Off at CES in Las Vegas

January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Gizmology 2015 – This Year in Gizmos Kicked Off at CES in Las Vegas

The largest Consumer Electronics Show in the country (CES) is underway in Las Vegas and is the launching pad for some of the coolest as well as the goofiest gizmos you can imagine. Here’s my take, and a couple or three links you should enjoy.

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iTold’ya So! ‘Wall’ covered with smartwatches in anticipation of Apple bar-setting ‘iWatch’

August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Whud’I tell ya! Recently I said ‘uWatch! Apple competitors will, as always, be slinging products against the wall in the new smart-watch space until Apple finally steps up and sets the bar with an ‘iWatch.’ Here’s me quoting me on 7 July 2014: Here’s the established pattern for the emergence of truly innovative computing technology: 1. […]

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Who wants a smartwatch? … Hello? … Is this thing on!?

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Who wants a smartwatch? … Hello? … Is this thing on!?

Despite all the buzz surrounding wearables, it isn’t clear who’s supposed to be buying them … yet. But Apple hasn’t weighed in … yet.

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More wearables for the surgery – Even Dr. Oz has one!

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
More wearables for the surgery – Even Dr. Oz has one!

Magnifiers have been around along time in the surgery. But digital HD cameras that see and record exactly what the surgeon sees have not!

I love competition in emerging technical gizmo fields, so the item I want to mention is SurgiCam’s chief competitor — also of interest to dentists — the LoupeCam. Like the SurgiCam, LoupeCam is also an HD video camera mounted on a surgical looupe. This one, however, has native Mac compatibility. Let’s watch Dr. Oz use one!

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iRing: motion controller for iPhone, iPad music apps

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
iRing: motion controller for iPhone, iPad music apps

Another wearable device: iRing, a very inexpensive (and clever) plastic ring that can be used as a motion/gesture controller. Verbiage from their website: Now you can control your music apps and effects without touching your device with the iRing™ motion controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iRing uses hand gestures to control […]

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Other wearable products: knee Lock for Polio Patients

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Other wearable products: knee Lock for Polio Patients

Whether Google Glass succeeds or not, wearable computing is shaping up VERY quickly in a lot of directions. Here’s a very practical application using a 3D printed knee brace with some intelligence (a gyroscope and a small inexpensive processor (Arduino)). Details on the page for Project Nelo. Quote from a WIRED article about the project/device: […]

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Apple Snags Top Swiss Watch Exec – Could This Mean An Apple Smart-Watch In October?

July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Apple Snags Top Swiss Watch Exec – Could This Mean An Apple Smart-Watch In October?

The possible announcement of an Apple smart-watch sometime this year seems even more imminent now that Apple has hired the vice president of sales and retail from Tag Heuer, a major swiss watchmaker. Tag Heuer’s ‘timepieces’ are the incarnations of the archetype of “Swiss Watch” and the “Precision Swiss Movement” timepieces.

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Google I/O summary – a good tech future ahead for wearables

July 7, 2014 1 Comment
Google I/O summary – a good tech future ahead for wearables

Google’s recent developer’s conference (called ‘I/O’) made some announcements that will likely impact non-developers, i.e. all of us in the near future, hopefully for the better.

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Holy Mackeral! A SECOND good use for Google Glass! EHR!

June 16, 2014 0 Comments

Yep, Electronic Health Records! On Glass! SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc’s futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To meet the growing demand for Google Glass from physicians, Drchrono, a Mountain View, Calif., based electronic medical record company has developed a new application for the device it […]

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