WEARABLE
TECHNOLOGY
Skeeve Stevens	
  Futurist	
  &	
  Innovator	
  (and	
  other	
  stuff)
#newsfoundry54
WHO AM I?
• I am a 'near' Futurist specialising in Business and
Personal Technology
!
• Technology Innovator
!
• Chief Net...
WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT?
• Wearable Technology
• What is it?
• Wearable, NOT devices
• What do we use it for?
THE PAST
• Why?
• Wearable isn’t new
• What’s changed in 100 years?
• Even last 10 years… meh.
TIMELINE1200’s: Invention of the eye-glasses
1600’s: The Qing Dynasty in ancient China created the Abacus ring - basically...
• Augmented Reality
• Medical
• Embedded Implants
• Biohacking
• Art/Perforamance
• Tracking (NFC/iBeacon)
• Google X
• Su...
• The Tech
• Smaller
• Powerful
• Power
• Connectivity
• Materials
THE FUTURE (2+Years)
TODAY
• Current Devices
• The Tech
• Emerging Trends
TODAY
1. Hardware - Inform or Distil
• Not yet 'essential'
• It’s a messy non-standard world out there
• Better, faster, s...
LETS TALK ABOUT SEX BABY
• Of course we will build it…
• Vibese
• Crowdfunded 870%
TODAY
2. Market Learning/Investigation
• Junk
• Adoption
• Glass
• Response?
• Apple?
TODAY
3. Services - the holy grail
• Many launches
• Data sources
• Todays Media
• Services in the future… imagine…..
CLOTHING
• Baby Monitoring
CLOTHING
• Baby Monitoring
• Fitness
• Health
• Aged Care
• Disability
• Hospital Garments
• Workplace monitoring
FORMS OF FASHION/WEARABLE
FASHION TECH
• Look Good
• Be useful
• Seasonal
• Accuracy of measurement
• Fashionable
• Clothing and accessories
• Functional jewellry
• Information explosion
• Assista...
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality
• Imagine what Newscorp could do with AR
• Bring a newspaper or magazine to life
• Video/AR Newspots aro...
• Security
• Privacy
• New Disorders
• Device Fatigue, Measurement Stress, FOMO Syndrome,
Attention span issues, Communica...
• Content is king
• Context is king
• Distribution model revolution
• Trust
So… Newscorp
• Content is king
• Context is king
• Distribution model revolution
• Trust
• So… some thoughts
• The app…re-imagined
So… ...
• Repond Quickly
• Test everything
• Be leaders of innovation
• but not all of it will work - that’s ok
• Most importantly...
SKEEVE STEVENS
e: skeeve@skeevestevens.com
w: www.skeevestevens.com
t: skeevestevens
linkedin: /in/skeeve
THANK YOU
Questi...
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Future of Wearable Technology

  1. 1. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY Skeeve Stevens  Futurist  &  Innovator  (and  other  stuff) #newsfoundry54
  2. 2. WHO AM I? • I am a 'near' Futurist specialising in Business and Personal Technology ! • Technology Innovator ! • Chief Network Architect of eintellego Networks ! • Freelance Tech Journalist - I do the 'Deal Tech' page in The Deal Magazine
  3. 3. WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? • Wearable Technology • What is it? • Wearable, NOT devices • What do we use it for?
  4. 4. THE PAST • Why? • Wearable isn’t new • What’s changed in 100 years? • Even last 10 years… meh.
  5. 5. TIMELINE1200’s: Invention of the eye-glasses 1600’s: The Qing Dynasty in ancient China created the Abacus ring - basically a calculator on your finger 1762: John Harrison invents the pocket watch 1907: The wristwatch is invented 1958: First pacemakers invented 1977: The HP Calculator watch sold for $650 and was a status symbol of wealth and technology at the time 1979: Sony introduces the Walkman 1983: Ronald Reagan announces GPS. It comes online in 1995 and would become available to civilians in 1996 1994: First head mounted camera is invented 2000: First Bluetooth headset is shipped 2001: The iPod is launched 2006: The Nike+iPod Sports Kit 2007: The iPhone is launched 2010: Nike+ Sports bands launched 2012: Fitness Gadget revolution: Nike, Fitbit, and many more launch products at CES 2012 2012: Google announces Project Glass 2014: Google Glass goes on sale (we hope)
  6. 6. • Augmented Reality • Medical • Embedded Implants • Biohacking • Art/Perforamance • Tracking (NFC/iBeacon) • Google X • Surgically Implanted • Home Intergration THE FUTURE (2+Years)
  7. 7. • The Tech • Smaller • Powerful • Power • Connectivity • Materials THE FUTURE (2+Years)
  8. 8. TODAY • Current Devices • The Tech • Emerging Trends
  9. 9. TODAY 1. Hardware - Inform or Distil • Not yet 'essential' • It’s a messy non-standard world out there • Better, faster, smaller, useful
  10. 10. LETS TALK ABOUT SEX BABY • Of course we will build it… • Vibese • Crowdfunded 870%
  11. 11. TODAY 2. Market Learning/Investigation • Junk • Adoption • Glass • Response? • Apple?
  12. 12. TODAY 3. Services - the holy grail • Many launches • Data sources • Todays Media • Services in the future… imagine…..
  13. 13. CLOTHING • Baby Monitoring
  14. 14. CLOTHING • Baby Monitoring • Fitness • Health • Aged Care • Disability • Hospital Garments • Workplace monitoring
  15. 15. FORMS OF FASHION/WEARABLE
  16. 16. FASHION TECH • Look Good • Be useful • Seasonal
  17. 17. • Accuracy of measurement • Fashionable • Clothing and accessories • Functional jewellry • Information explosion • Assistance/Disability • Hardware dropping in price upon mass uptake TOMORROW
  18. 18. Augmented Reality
  19. 19. Augmented Reality • Imagine what Newscorp could do with AR • Bring a newspaper or magazine to life • Video/AR Newspots around town • Advertising revolution….. ? • The viewers are coming… the true use of Glass?
  20. 20. • Security • Privacy • New Disorders • Device Fatigue, Measurement Stress, FOMO Syndrome, Attention span issues, Communications Aphasia, Analysis Paralysis • Legal Issues TOMORROWS PROBLEMS
  21. 21. • Content is king • Context is king • Distribution model revolution • Trust So… Newscorp
  22. 22. • Content is king • Context is king • Distribution model revolution • Trust • So… some thoughts • The app…re-imagined So… Newscorp
  23. 23. • Repond Quickly • Test everything • Be leaders of innovation • but not all of it will work - that’s ok • Most importantly… THAT’S ALL FOLKS IMAGINE
  24. 24. SKEEVE STEVENS e: skeeve@skeevestevens.com w: www.skeevestevens.com t: skeevestevens linkedin: /in/skeeve THANK YOU Questions?

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