Wearable Devices [Infusion - 16th May 2014]

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A report on Wearable Devices, by Federico Demartini - Creative Technologist at Alquimia WRG.

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Wearable Devices [Infusion - 16th May 2014]

  1. 1. C r e a t i n g D i g i t a l E x p e r i e n c e s Q
  2. 2. INFUSIONw e a r a b l e d e v i c e s Friday, 16th May 2014 Federico Demartini Creative Technologist ! tw: @demapersempre
  3. 3. Wearable Devices if it fits, wear it!
  4. 4. Wearable Devices Phenomenal cosmic powers itty bitty living space! A re y ou dreami ng for a watch a ble to prevent your seasonal af fective disorder? Do y ou want to make something f ly pointing at with your fi ng er? Is yo ur hidden imperati ve to av oid a ny int eractio n with th e keyboard and/or the trackpad? Do y ou de sire a jacket measuring your hear t rate w hile you’re tra ining? Do y ou want to divide wa ter by water w ith a simple gesture? Do y ou wa nt to look a t the pan orama gett ing info about w hat are sur rounding you?
  5. 5. Wearable Devices Phenomenal cosmic powers itty bitty living space! Wea ra b le s a re now a big tren ds thank s to the av aila bility of a whole set of eco nomic, reliable a nd scalable technological solutions. E-Ink Paper Arduino co mpatibl e wearable compo nents Intel Edison Proce sso r Electric Paint
  6. 6. Wearable Devices Phenomenal cosmic powers itty bitty living space! Examples?
 Su ng l a sse s sugges ti ng you the w ay to the best mojito in Miami Beach area, play an in visible piano wi th a pair of fashiona ble g loves, a ja cket m onito ring your hear t rate or any other bo dy parameter. Mor eove r, wearable devices live at the intersection o f techno lo gy a nd ever yday life, they s eems able to tra nsfo r m dreams in reality. Wea ra b le t echnology w ill have as much of an i mpact as the smar tpho ne revolution did a few years ago.
  7. 7. Wearable Devices Phenomenal cosmic powers itty bitty living space! E ver y one c onside r them the future, because the y are about making people better. Fir ms . ! Doz e ns of f ir m s a re sha ping t he vendors lan dsc a pe for those p r oduc ts. A gencies. ! Digital agencies will be required to design solutions on new devices. May someone w ill directly ask to design new devices. Customer Base. ! 40 million f itness weara ble devices sold in 2013, 180 million expected in 2017. Big Players. ! There’s no Big Players out of thi s game.
  8. 8. Wearable Devices Rings Rin g Sh or tcut Ever ything . Fin A trendy gadget you can wear make your palm a s a digita l touch inter fa ce. FingerReader A we arable device th at assists in reading pr inted text.
  9. 9. Ring Shortcut Everything Ring wil l be a Wearable Input Dev i c e tha t l ets y ou control anything. Gesture control, text transmission, payme nt, a nd more! https://ww w.kick sta r ter.co m/pro jects/17616 70 73 8/rin g-shor tcut-ever ything
  10. 10. Fin Make your palm as a digital touch interface. Fin is one of the To p 15 s tar tups in the world at TechCr unch Hardware Battlefield 2014. http://w ww.wea r f in.c om/
  11. 11. FingerReader A wearable device that assists in reading printed text. The Augmented Senses Gr o up focuses on exploring th e way of creating enabling human-computer inter faces. Fing erR eader i s one of their projects. http://v imeo.co m/8 6912 300
  12. 12. Wearable Devices Bracelets FitBit F itbit makes it eas y to track activity, sync stats , s ee trends and r each g o a ls. Mof f Ever y thing you do. Ever ything you hold. Change into toys .
  13. 13. FitBit Makes it easy to track activity. NPD now says Fi tbi t has 77% of the market for full-body activity trackers despite potent competition from J awb one, Nike’s F uelband http://ww w.f i tbit.c om/
  14. 14. Moff Everything you do. Everything you hold. Change into toys. When you wea r Mof f's wearable device on your wrist , it responds to interaction with your gestures. http://v imeo.co m/8 738 0174
  15. 15. Wearable Experiments Wearable Experiment s (We:eX) is a socially driven wearable technology company. Its mission is to bring together fas hion and technology with a func t io nal design aest hetic, and use creative problem solving to help us live well and have a better quality of life.
  16. 16. Wearable Experiments Aler t Shir t - In collaboration with FOX, We :eX designed a fan j er sey that uses wearable techn ology to take the experience into the physi c al wo r ld, allowi ng fans to feel w hat th e players feel live as it happ ens dur i ng the game http://wearable expe riments.com/aler t-shir t/
  17. 17. Wearable Experiments Navigate - Wear able E xperiments has collabo rated with THE UNLIMITED MAGAZINE to tel l th e stor y of how to NAVIGATE in New York City. "May The Jacke t Be You r Gu ide" is the f irst ever edito rial entirely dedicated to wearable techn ology. http://wearable expe riments.com/navigate/
  18. 18. Wearable Experiments F un dawear - A new inn ovation which keeps c ou ples connected even they’re apar t! Design ed for Du rex, F undawear allows personal touch to be trans fer red fr om a smar tphone app to a pa r tner anywhere in the world. http://wearab lee xperi ments .com/fundawear/
  19. 19. Studio XO St udio XO operates at the intersection of s ci ence, technology, fashion & mu sic. T hey devel op technologies & pr oducts that capture intimate physiological data, revealing emotional inter actions.
  20. 20. Studio XO VOL ANTIS - Th e f irst f lying dress for Lady Gaga. Is a remote- piloted h over vehicle capable o f c ar r ying a sing le passenger. It was designed by Stu dio XO and constr ucted by TechHaus, the Haus of Gaga's technology bran ch . https ://www. you tub e. com/watch?v=RjrhxNsxq60
  21. 21. The SubPac The most immersive sound experience you will ever have SubPac is a pate nt-pendi ng tactile audio technology – it transfers low frequencies directly to your body and provi des you wi th a new physical dimension to the music experience. http://w ww.thesubpac .com /
  22. 22. SunSprite Personal Light Tracker F irst so lar -powe re d pe rsonal sun exposure tracker, SunSprite is your personal energy coach, sending you aler ts an d notif ic ati ons to keep you on track. http://w ww.sunsprite .com
  23. 23. vrAse Turn your smartphone into a huge 3D screen vrAse is a spe ci ally de signed case to enable you to wat ch movies, play games and experiment Augmen ted R ea lity. http://ww w.v rase.c om/
  24. 24. Wearable Devices Phenomenal cosmic powers itty bitty living space! We ar able devices are n ot matter of your perso nal intere st in visionar y a pplic a tions of nanotechnology or in more simple tra ining monitoring. T hey ar e par t of your life because they are empowering hum an ab ility a nd cha ngin g th e way you will approach our da ily a ctiv ity in the next future. Th ey ar e alr ead y on the stage: ever y device is showing its potential and tr ying to win over an ar med-and-ready g roup of competitors.
  25. 25. Wearable Devices PowerXtreme https ://ww w.yo utub e.co m/watch ?v=vOrAfR b1 -bQ
  26. 26. Keep Quiet Please.
  27. 27. INFUSION is the weekly report released by Alquimia WRG. Every Friday morning we have breakfast exploring insights on the edge of creativity, strategic thinking and technology. If you'd like to get infused, feel free to contact us at infusion@alquimiawrg.com Q

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