Wearable Computer 4th Year Msc. IT. Div. B Roll No. Name 4184 Viral Mehta 4166 Kanaiyo Contractor 4226 Shashikant Sonagra
IntroductionA wearable computer is a computing devicesmall and light enough to be worn on ones bodywithout causing discomfort. It may also be integrated into everyday objectsthat are constantly worn on the body. It should be worn like glasses, watches, andclothing. It should act as an Intelligent Assistant. Invented by Steve Mann in the 1970s.
Definition A small portable computer that is designed to be worn on the body during use. Wearable computers should be worn like glasses, watches, and clothing.
Characteristics Wearable computer is defined by SIX main characteristics. These attributes of wearable computing are described from the humans point of view:1) Un monopolizing (of the users attention) Wearable computer does not cut you off from the outside world such as a virtual reality game or the like.2) Unrestrictive (to the user) When using it, you can do other things.
Characteristics3) Observable (by the user) It can keep your attention continuously if you want it to.4) Controllable (by the user) It is a responsive system. You can grab control of it at any time you want.5) Attentive (to the environment) Wearable computer is environmentally aware, multimodal, and multisensory.6) Communicative (to others) It can be used as a communications medium when you want it to.
Components Human Interface System The user interface for a wearable computer is fundamentally different to those of the regular computers.
Components Operating System Be constantly available to the user – always on, ready and accessible. Not require the constant user attention or interaction. Be able to communicate to other system and external world. Augmented Reality Augmented Reality combines real world scenes and virtual scenes, augmenting the real world with additional information. Input Devices Speech recognition Keyboard Gesture Input devices
Components Display System Lens Small Projection System Networks One network required to connect with outer world. (for example WAP) One network required for interconnection of the various components.(like Bluetooth or Wireless Connection) Power Sources Must conform to standard desktop environment, incorporate, industries standard component Battery
How It Works Some wearable computers use “kiers”(key switches mounted to a grip, rather than to a board, as with a keyboard) and trackballs as input device. Many try to use more intuitive means of input like gesture, speech recognition or context awareness. The output may be presented through displays, lights or even hap tic interface.
US Armys Land WarriorA. Eye piece display Friendly Positions Maps Mission data.B&C. Mic and Earphones.D. Input device that acts as a mouse.E. Laser range finder to send data about targets to othersF. Thermal Sight for night visionG. Video Camera Send Pictures and clips Shoot around corners.
Application AREA Face Recognition Working in conjunction with an appropriate face- finding software, face recognition system can be adapted for use in wearable computing
Application AREAOther Areas… Finger Tracking This is one of the simplest applications of camera-based wearable computing. Communication Entertainment Field Games Teaching And Education Warehouse Picking Inspection Security
Examples Body Temperature Control forWearable Soldier Health Monitoring Systems
Examples Zypad WL 1100 If youre looking for a wearable computer that lives up to the name, try a Zypad model from a company called the Eurotech Group. The Zypad is a powerful touchscreen computer that you can strap around your wrist. At least, in theory you can: Eurotech doesnt list the Zypads price, so its probably a bit out of the consumer price range.
Advantages Mobility Imagine being able to carry all the capabilities of your desktop as you work, wherever you do. Connectivity All the information resources of the organization are at your fingertips, instantly. you are always in touch. Efficiency No more going back to the office to access or input needed data. No more duplication of effort. Productivity Add it all up, and you are looking at increased organizational productivity and a bigger bottom line.
Advantages To recognize a person in a high alerted area such as an Airport. Work From Anywhere Enhanced Communication Flexibility
Disadvantages Equipment can be heavy Expensive Some wearable computers can consist of a lot of wiring Can cause irritation in heat Side-effect such as headaches
Disadvantages Wearable computer can invade privacy Smaller space of storage Network bandwidth
Conclusion Whatever area wearable computer technology is applied to you can see that it will improve the quality of life and make day-to-day life less complicated. There are even some reports that wearable will be the fashion of tomorrow.