Wearable Technologies Forum Goes Global in 2014, with Conferences in New York City, San Francisco, London, Seoul and Munich
An impressive lineup of experts ready themselves to engage with hundreds of business and technology enthusiasts at Golden Networking‘s Wearable Computing Conference 2014 (http://www.wearable-computing-conference.com), “How Wearable Technologies are Revolutionizing Mobile Wireless Internet, Healthcare and Fashion”, forums to be held throughout 2014 in New York City (January 30), San Francisco (March 18), London (May 29), Seoul (September 25) and Munich (November 20).
The future is here, with the production of a new generation of technologies such as Google Glass, Apple “iWatch” and Samsung Galaxy Gear, among others, that will allow users to interact with computing devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing. The introduction of smart watches and glasses bring upon economic, social and personal effects that will revolutionize the human experience.
The use of technology has greatly expanded out of the workplace into users’ daily lives. Now the integration of human experience and wearable computing will allow users to enhance each experience. This new wave of technologies will ignite an explosion of innovation which will be the key to advancement for mankind.
Now we are at an inflexion point in the advancement of the adoption of wearable computing. To expand the market for wearable technologies, it is necessary for developers and manufacturers to lead the world to show how the usage of these technologies can revolutionize every aspect of the human experience.
Golden Networking‘s Wearable Computing Conference 2014, “How Wearable Technologies are Revolutionizing Mobile Wireless Internet, Healthcare and Fashion,” will examine wearable technologies’ functions, application, the competition and possibilities for economic and personal growth.
Wearable Computing Conference 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors.Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wearable technology, the gadgets you can wear on your wrist, wear as glasses, and other devices that can be worn on your person, may not have the consumer support first expected, if the latest poll is to be believed.
According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive over a week-long period in mid-September, out of more than 2,500 subjects, close to half of all those questioned believe wearable tech is “just a fad.”
We’re talking here about Google Glass, and the wearable wristbands designed primarily for fitness, as well as smart watches, such as Samsung’s widely panned Galaxy Gear.
While the fitness wristbands have already taken America by storm, smart watches have yet to take off, despite the reported rush by Silicon Valley technology giants to get their products out to market.
As for Google Glass? It hasn’t even been released to the public yet, with 2014 pegged for a wider release. And even then the wearable eye-glass computer isn’t expected to come cheap.
Smart watches are already here, but until now smart watch shipments have been negligible. Smartwatches could be the next big thing in mobile technology. Dozens of companies are gambling on this being the case, but it seems as they will only ever have limited appeal thanks to their superfluous nature.
The tiny screens are considered as a problematic for fat-fingered folks. However, thanks to researchers at the University of California, good news appears to be on the way. Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley and Davis are making a tiny chip that can detect gestures in three dimensions.
The little chip enables the use of ultrasound waves and, because of that, it is called Chirp.
Made by Chirp Microsystems, the system is able to make non-contact gesture control in the same familiar way to interact with mobile devices, as well as control via the touch screen. Its main element is a small electronic chip, equipped with a sound locator–an array of ultrasonic transducers tiny acoustic resonators that generates ultrasonic waves reflected from the user’s hands or objects. Depending on how those waves bounce off nearby objects and reflected, gestures are then captured and analyzed.
Woojer Is A Wearable Audio Device That May Forever Change How You Experience Music, Film And Video Games!
A new personal audio device called Woojer launched on Kickstarter this morning, promising users a new level of immersion by actually allowing them to “feel the sound,” especially after reporting on ViviTouch’s haptic-based headphone technologyearlier this year.
On a basic level, Woojer is a silent, wearable device that reproduces bass frequencies. The same ones you feel hitting your chest when attending a live concert. It’s a tactile and borderline-emotional experience for music lovers, and no headphones in existence — nope, not Beats or Pulse — have been able to replicate it (yet).
Put simply, the box translates low frequency sounds into silent tactile sensations.
Google Explorer Appealing First Ever Glass Speeding Ticket Will Speak at Golden Networking’s Wearable Computing Conference 2014 New York City
Cecilia Abadie, the Southern California woman cited for wearing Internet-connected eyeglasses while driving plans to contest the citation. Ms. Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, when a California Highway Patrol officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to drivers who may be distracted by a video or TV screen. Abadie, a software developer, said that she was not using her Google Glass when she was pulled over for allegedly going about 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on the drive home to Temecula after visiting a friend.
Ms. Abadie, who is the founder of 33Labs, will address from California hundreds of attendees to Golden Networking‘s Wearable Computing Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.wearable-computing-conference.com), “How Wearable Technologies are Revolutionizing the Human Experience”, January 30.
A passionate evangelizer about everything digital, Ms. Abadie is a Google Glass Explorer and Pioneer who spreads the word about wearable devices and the many ways they can change our world. As the founder of 33Labs, she leads a global development team that researches and develops wearable and mobile applications to deliver experiences that innovate and disrupt the personal and the enterprise realms. Ms. Abadie was born in Argentina and raised in Uruguay, which is where she got her Master Degree on Information Systems and where she began her career as an international software consultant and developer. She immigrated to the United States of America ten years ago and is currently living in Southern California.
Last week Google announced the brand new Nexus 5 smartphone running the latest Android 4.4 KitKatOS, and even though last week was the official launch, today is Nexus day for most. Many consumers who purchased the brand new handset will be receiving them throughout the entire week, even if stock is low and shipping is starting to slip.
The new Nexus 5 comes in both a matte black, and a two-toned white and black color variant, and we figured a quick look at both was in order. Below we have a quick hands-on video comparing the Nexus 5 in white and black, and to make things more fun it was recorded through Google Glass. We’ve just received both devices, so feel free to ask any questions below or on Twitter at @GottaBeMobilefor more details.
For my column this week, I’ve been testing the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a new “smart” watch that connects via Bluetooth to a Samsung mobile device, and shows you notifications on the watch display. I’m not sure where to start.
Maybe I should go back about a week, to when I was enjoying a Sunday dinner with friends ranging in age from 13 to 72. They all eyed the watch curiously. Earlier in the evening, I had taken a picture of their family cat with my watch.
Finally, someone asked about the watch, someone else asked how much it cost, and a conversation about watches ensued. The 13-year-old announced that he has never worn a watch, then went back to playing on his iPhone.
Watches often mean something to people, whether it’s an inherited watch, a utility or a fashion statement. With a techie watch like the Samsung Galaxy Gear — somewhat utilitarian and probably only perceived as fashionable at a tech convention — I found it was hard to get attached to it.