“It’s a computer that is always with you, is comfortable and easy to keep and use, and is as unobtrusive as clothing”
Always on:By default a wearable is always on and working, sensing, and acting. 웨어러블컴퓨터의특징
Portable while operational: It can be used while walking or otherwise moving around.
Hands-free use:Military and industrial applications for wearables especially emphasize their hands-free aspect, and concentrate on speech input and heads-up display or voice output.
Attention-getting:A wearable should be able to convey information to its user even when not actively being used.
The "Calculator" is the first ever wristwatch calculator introduced by Pulsar in late 1975 just before Xmas time.($3950)
Steven Mann (born 1962) is a researcher and inventor best known for his work on computational photography, particularly wearable computingand high dynamic range imaging.
Inputtechnology for wearable devices
Earface, US13/699164 (2010)
Gesture Detection using IR, US8292833 (2009)
Harrison, C. and Hudson, S. E. Abracadabra: Wireless, High-Precision, and Unpowered Finger Input for Very Small Mobile Devices. UIST 2009
Inputtechnology for smartwatch: Abracadabra & Nenya
Ashbrook, D, White, S. and Baudisch, P. Nenya: Subtle and Eyes- Free Mobile Input with a Magnetically-Tracked Finger Ring. CHI 2011
Oney, S., Harrison, C., Ogan, A. and Wiese, J. ZoomBoard: A Diminutive QWERTY Soft Keyboard Using Iterative Zooming for Ultra-Small Devices. CHI2014
Inputtechnology for smartwatch: Zoom board
Xiao, R., Gierad, L., and Harrison, C. Expanding the Input Expressivity of Smartwatches with Mechanical Pan, Twist, Tilt and Click. CHI 2014
Inputtechnology for smartwatch: Pen/Tilt/Click