Correcting Vision with Google Glass

Correcting Vision with Google Glass

“Give a kid a hammer, and the whole world looks like a nail.” When it comes to tools, people don’t always use them for their intended purpose. These “off label” applications can result in some startling benefits, however. Consider the...
Wearables: Where the Money Is

Wearables: Where the Money Is

The notorious thief Willie Sutton is perhaps best known for his famous (if apocryphal) quote about why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where the money is.” If you look at the overall wearable technology industry, the healthcare and wellness...
The Display That Remembers

The Display That Remembers

Bi-stable display technologies such as Eink are useful because they consume little or no electricity when the image does not change. On the other hand, LCDs are attractive because you can make small pixels and create different shades of gray to create photo-style...
Researchers Create New Bionic Sensor Film

Researchers Create New Bionic Sensor Film

In order for a wearable fitness or health device to be helpful, it needs to gather data about the user who is wearing it. One of the key challenges in this area is to create materials that can collect information over a relatively large area, that are sufficiently...
Battle of the Bands, Wearable Tech Style

Battle of the Bands, Wearable Tech Style

We used to call it “portable computing,” and then “mobile computing,” but the bits have become small enough that we can simply attach them to our body somehow so now we call it “wearable technology.” Google Glass may get the...
Sony Demonstrates New OLED Microdisplays

Sony Demonstrates New OLED Microdisplays

Wearable computing devices must be small, lightweight, and energy efficient in order to be successful. When it comes to displaying information, the Google Glass is a prime example of what a head-mounted display can be. The lynchpin in such a design is the imager: a...
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