Year End Tech Review Series: Wearables
TechCrunch DISRUPT 2014
Jet promises to offer streams of performance-enhancing data, like heart rate and speed, to hardcore enthusiasts. The product would be shipped in the fall according to co-founder and chief technology officer Hamid Abdollahi: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/29/atheer-labs/
VivaInk teamed up with motorola to release a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, (no PIN required). Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked. http://www.vivalnk.com
Skully delivered the most advanced technology ever seen in a motorcycle helmet. An elaborate sensor network, microprocessors, camera, turn by turn GPS navigation, rear view display, voice control & music link to name a few. Information appears to be approximately 10 feet from the ride which offers automatic variable focal distance where the GPS itself is clear no matter where the rider is looking ( they call it Synapse platform). Check them out at http://www.skullysystems.com/#smartest-helmet
Atheer is the pioneer in augmented interactive reality (AiR), they combine 3D augmented reality with human interaction to boost productivity.Atheer labs smart glasses provide a see through experience based on augmented reality. The user can see through information critical to their workflow and contextual to the real world. With these AR technology, users can interact with objects digitally and collaborate with peers on data like never before. Their technology offers demos in oil, health care and field service: https://www.atheerlabs.com/index/index/
Fove’s wearable provides eye tracking technology that gives the user’s way to control and interact in various applications: A collaborative project with University of Tsukuba special needs education school gave physically challenged children a chance to learn and play the piano.
Fove also presented eye tracking technology applied to gaming and the potential opportunity that this could extrapolate in other applications. Check them out: http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/09/fove/