What if Wearable Tech was like Press-on Nails?

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Imagine if wearable tech was more wearable, like press-on nails and fingernail polish. A look into the future at what wearable tech might become, what tech can learn from the press-on nails market, what sensor technology currently exists, and what trackers we might have in the future.

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What if Wearable Tech was like Press-on Nails?

  1. 1. What if Wearable Tech was like Press-on Nails?
  2. 2. Imagine if wearable tech was more wearable like press-on nails and fingernail polish © Carol Torgan, Ph.D. 2014
  3. 3. Imagine if this was the tech
  4. 4. Not these
  5. 5. Imagine if wearable tech was $9.99 or less …
  6. 6. … instead of $99.99 and up
  7. 7. Imagine if there were color choices like these … Image courtesy of arbyreed on Flickr
  8. 8. … instead of choices like these
  9. 9. Imagine if wearable tech was sold in big bright displays
  10. 10. … instead of in technology & electronics depts
  11. 11. Imagine if people pinned wearable tech on boards like these …
  12. 12. … instead of on boards like these
  13. 13. Think nails are a crazy idea?
  14. 14. Think nails are a crazy idea? Think again …
  15. 15. 1 in 3 women surveyed have at least -WWD, Jan 2013 25 bottles of nail polish
  16. 16. Image: heynicenails, #nailsformales #malenails
  17. 17. Just imagine …
  18. 18. What if … instead of skins to cover a device
  19. 19. the “skins” are the device
  20. 20. and the device fits on your fingernail the “skins” are the device
  21. 21. Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  22. 22. sleep phases calories in / out blood glucose your choice Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  23. 23. Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  24. 24. Imagine if this is how you tracked … heart rate oxygen saturation breathing pattern
  25. 25. Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  26. 26. Imagine if this is how you tracked … air + skin temp air pollution water quality sun exposure
  27. 27. Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  28. 28. Imagine if this is how you tracked … mood stress productivity self-esteem
  29. 29. (by the way)
  30. 30. Imagine if this is how you tracked … Image from NailSpin on Etsy
  31. 31. Imagine if this is how you tracked … location body position stumbles and falls medication adherence Image from NailSpin on Etsy
  32. 32. Image courtesy of Albert Freeman on Flickr Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  33. 33. distance activity / inactivity acceleration pace cadence Image courtesy of Albert Freeman on Flickr Imagine if this is how you tracked …
  34. 34. Imagine if … wearable tech was for ages 3+
  35. 35. Imagine if … you could mix & match sensors just like you mix & match nail polish (or socks)
  36. 36. Imagine if … you partnered with Disney
  37. 37. Imagine if … You tracked while you signed (M-O-M)
  38. 38. Imagine if … you could track with colors & patterns instead of numbers & graphs Image: heynicenails, Instagram
  39. 39. Imagine if … no one knew you were tracking (unless you wanted them to know) Image courtesy of R_rose on Flickr
  40. 40. Imagine if … instead of having to push buttons Image courtesy anthony_goto , Flickr
  41. 41. to start / stop to change modes to turn on / off Image courtesy Harald Nistelberger, Flickr
  42. 42. Image courtesy of Lettuce, Flickr You just tapped
  43. 43. Image courtesy of chelled, Flickr You just tapped your fingers
  44. 44. Think this is impossible?
  45. 45. Think this is impossible? Think again
  46. 46. The tech is coming …
  47. 47. Circuit Stickers flexible peel-and-stick electronics detect light, sound, touch programmable chibitronics
  48. 48. e-skin flexible paper-thin responds to touch Ali Javey, et al. UC Berkeley
  49. 49. Skin-like electronics foldable, stretchable electrode arrays measures EEG, EMG, ECG, temp and more John Rodgers, UIUC, and Todd Coleman, UCSD
  50. 50. inTouch data transfer between touch screen devices via wristband, ring, or nail interface (video on next slide) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  51. 51. Pressure-sensitive organic thin film transistor pulse monitor paper-thin, flexible Zhenan Bao, et al. Stanford
  52. 52. Imagine if wearable tech was more …
  53. 53. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun
  54. 54. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple
  55. 55. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete
  56. 56. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete affordable
  57. 57. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete affordable disposable
  58. 58. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete affordable disposable fashionable
  59. 59. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete affordable disposable fashionable comfortable
  60. 60. Imagine if wearable tech was more … fun simple discrete affordable disposable fashionable comfortable customizable
  61. 61. The tech is almost here … .
  62. 62. Insert video here Imagine a future …
  63. 63. In the future these devices …. where these devices …
  64. 64. … seem like these
  65. 65. Just imagine … if these people were tracking their health
  66. 66. Image courtesy D. Robert Wolcheck, Flickr
  67. 67. Image courtesy Judy Baxter, Flickr
  68. 68. Image courtesy Harald Nistelberger , Flickr
  69. 69. Image courtesy Jhaymesisviphotography , Flickr
  70. 70. Image courtesy lynettecenee, Instagram
  71. 71. Image courtesy clicclic, Flickr
  72. 72. Image courtesy Marisa Roman, Flickr
  73. 73. Image courtesy Bart Heird, Flickr
  74. 74. Image courtesy outtacntext, Flickr
  75. 75. Image courtesy Michael Scheinost, Flickr
  76. 76. Image courtesy of Albert Freeman on Flickr Image courtesy TORCH MAGAZINE, Flickr
  77. 77. Image courtesy jessica wilcon, Flickr
  78. 78. Image courtesy tom_focus, Flickr
  79. 79. What do you imagine?
  80. 80. Carol Torgan, PhD, FACSM Kinetics :: from lab bench to park bench Twitter @ctorgan www.caroltorgan.com Wearable Tech Gallery http://pinterest.com/caroltpin/wearable-tech Products shown are for illustrative purposes only and do not imply endorsement. Thank you for viewing . Bonus >> © Carol Torgan, Ph.D. 2014
  81. 81. B. W. Kilburn “The Dutiful Husband” 1891 Courtesy of Thiophene-Guy, Flickr

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