In the near future our understanding of the devices that we wear will change greatly. Everything will start, as experts believe, with the massive growth of demand on smart watches and glasses of augmented reality such as, for example, Google Glass, which will be released later this year.
Sony, Samsung, LG and many other companies are officially engaged in the development of “smart watch”, periodically reminding about it in the press releases. Samsung Gear watch, as it became known a few days ago, will be released on September 4 this year. But our choice won’t be limited by glasses and watches – the number of the devices which in some way complement our bodies will be much greater. Let’s have a short look at them.
1. Augmented Reality Glasses
Initially they were not invented by Google, but Steve Mann did it back in the 80’s of last century. His concept is called EyeTap. In fact, he predicted the future looking forward to 30 years.
2. Gadget management using brain signals
At the beginning of this decade, the concept of Focus was introduced- this is the headset that fits on the head and allows you to control mobile devices by thought. This idea can be used in many ways, starting from video games and finishing with medicine.
3. The skin as a touch screen
Microsoft introduced the concept of Skinput, which allows you to use your own body as a touchscreen. For example, a projected onto the skin keyboard can be pressed and the sensors will read these presses and convert them to text on a mobile device.
It is also a useful concept that can be useful in medicine. These tattoos can contain information about a group of human blood; about the diseases the patient had the past and more.
5. Gadgets implanted in the body
About a month ago an artificial tooth with a built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi was presented by enthusiasts. This tooth can tell your doctor about the food which was consumed by the patient, if he smokes or take alcohol regularly.
6. 3D- technology
The spread of 3D-printers will result in printed gadgets on the market, such as exoskeletons to increase muscle strength. It has already become a reality.
7. Fitness wristbands
These devices, for example, Nike Fuelband, has received mass distribution and demand, because they show a very important for the athlete issues information on their small displays.
8. Smart watches
Smart Watches have become a trend in 2013. And as you already know, several models from major manufacturers are scheduled to be released this autumn. Smart watches are a great addition to your phone and they can display important information about the calls, reminders, messages, and much more.