Wearable Computing
Uchenna David
Uchenna David
• 3rd Year BSc Web design and development
• Independent Project – ‘Designing the next generation of wearable...
What is it?
• Wearable Computing - miniature electronic devices that are worn by
the bearer under, with or on top of cloth...
The Problems
• Technology for Technologies sake
• Just not cool
• Devices are either dependent on phones, or dependent on ...
So WHY do we need wearable computing
• A study in the 1960’s took place on the efficiency of locomotion
• Testing all if n...
Timeline
The History of Wearable Computing
• Clock to the Watch
• the Personal Computer
• Telephone to the Mobile Phone to the Smar...
Current available devices
• Pebble watch – Record breaking crowdfunded smartwatch
• Google Glass – Revolutionary glasses f...
Health, sport and fitness
• Nike fuel band – Nike smart sports band
• Samsung gear fit – Samsungs smartwatch geared to the...
Gaming, Music and Entertainment
• Oculus Rift – 360 3D visual gaming glasses. Recently purchased by
facebook
• Beats by Dr...
Fashion
• Cute Circuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0GokKd2QRA
• Fashion week Nokia 1020 Lumia dress
Future of wearable technology
• Intel Edison and make it wearable.
• Google Glass, Android SDK and Wearable OS.
The Solution
• Connectivity – we don’t need computers on our wrist but a device
which enhances our current devices
• Cross...
Thank You
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Wearable computing University of Hull Lecture

  1. 1. Wearable Computing Uchenna David
  2. 2. Uchenna David • 3rd Year BSc Web design and development • Independent Project – ‘Designing the next generation of wearable computing’ • Work for Microsoft as a Windows Go-To Ambassador • General interest in all technology and new media.
  3. 3. What is it? • Wearable Computing - miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing • Others related: • Wearable technology – clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies • Internet of things – uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an internet-like structure • Ubiquitous computing – an advanced computing concept where computing is made to appear everywhere and anywhere.
  4. 4. The Problems • Technology for Technologies sake • Just not cool • Devices are either dependent on phones, or dependent on the operating system they use. • The wearable products are designed by product designers and not by fashion designers.
  5. 5. So WHY do we need wearable computing • A study in the 1960’s took place on the efficiency of locomotion • Testing all if not most of the planets animals including humans • Recording the results in kilocalories per second • Where do you think humans came in the list of results? • Explanation at the end
  6. 6. Timeline
  7. 7. The History of Wearable Computing • Clock to the Watch • the Personal Computer • Telephone to the Mobile Phone to the Smartphone What has changed in its favour • Internet availability • Decrease in size and increase of capacity of electronic parts • Culture (Crowdfunding, Apps and tech comfort)
  8. 8. Current available devices • Pebble watch – Record breaking crowdfunded smartwatch • Google Glass – Revolutionary glasses from google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG9vfjdcmRw • Playtabase reemo – BTLE wrist band to control the internet of things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-rdYoj8H0
  9. 9. Health, sport and fitness • Nike fuel band – Nike smart sports band • Samsung gear fit – Samsungs smartwatch geared to the HSF Market • Reebok Checklight – Headgear to gather head trauma in impact sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np1rvGv9Qtg
  10. 10. Gaming, Music and Entertainment • Oculus Rift – 360 3D visual gaming glasses. Recently purchased by facebook • Beats by Dre – 360 BTLE headphones • Edifeye vrAse 360 3D smartphone enhancing headset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-FV_kkSK30
  11. 11. Fashion • Cute Circuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0GokKd2QRA • Fashion week Nokia 1020 Lumia dress
  12. 12. Future of wearable technology • Intel Edison and make it wearable. • Google Glass, Android SDK and Wearable OS.
  13. 13. The Solution • Connectivity – we don’t need computers on our wrist but a device which enhances our current devices • Cross platform usage – google glasses will be better if it works with our PC, Phone and TV • Cool factor – wearable computing needs fashionable design if it is to flourish • Back to why!
  14. 14. Thank You
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