Wearable Technology- Individuals

Group 6D


This topic is about how wearable technology affects the individuals and their role in our world. This includes how it affects our education, our safety, health care, daily life, and more. We will be looking at the disadvantages and advantages in these wearable technologies in individuals day to day lives. Look at how it may be beneficial to many people but how it can be disadvantageous to people who do not have access to these technologies or just other people in general.

Current News

Video - http://youtu.be/b6sL_5Wgvrg

This video is talking about a item called the Halo Lens its basically thick glasses that you can see holograms explain all the things you can do while wearing them like you can write with your finger Its really interesting. Can change how you see the world with a hologram.

Link- https://www.apple.com/ca/watch/apple-watch/ apple has made a 18K gold watch and it sells for 10,000 US dollars.

Myo Wristband - The Myo Wristband is currently being developed by ThalmicLabs and is selling for $199 USD. This Wristband is used to connect with your devices through bluetooth and has a range from PC, Mac products (iMac, iPad, etc), and Tv’s. This wristband is used to control your personal devices with simple hand gestures like pausing videos, opening apps, etc.

Heres a link to the Tech Specs of Myo: https://www.thalmic.com/en/myo/techspecs

Swedish Officers have now created a micro chip for office members/staff to use so that they can enter restricted office areas. These microchips are like security cards but they are implanted into the hand of staff members. These chips are easily reprogrammed so that the office can change what areas of the building certain members have clarification for and what equipment like (printers, doors, etc). This will change the way that office security will work and will affect how individuals connect throughout their office.

For more info click on the link here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/feb/27/microchip-hand-implants-offered-swedish-office-staff-video-report

Sixth Sense Device - The Sixth Sense Device is a device that is being developed by Pranav Mistry that augments the world around us with digital information. It is a wearable device that allows users to interact with the physical world around them through digital information. It is a

super cool piece of technology that could potentially change the way we interact with the physical world. It’s been in development since 2009 and is slowly coming closer to becoming a consumer grade product.

Check these links out for more information on the device:

TED Talk by Mr. Mistry: http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsense_technology?language=en

Their homepage: http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/

Skully Motorcycle Helmet - The Skully Motorcycle Helmet is currently being developed by Skully and allows users to see a virtual HUD while riding their motorbikes. The helmet creates a HUD that includes GPS, Fuel levels, Speed, Music playing, phone calls, and more and Skully has essentially put all of the car technology into one helmet. This helmet also comes with a rear view camera that allows riders to see behind them at all times for any dangers that are approaching them from a blind spot. This helmet could change the level of safety for both motorcyclists and drivers in general on the road. Skully is the next step to creating a safer form of traveling on the road.

More information:

Skully Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdcWd594lRw

Their Homepage: http://www.skully.com/#smartest-helmet

GoPro Hero Action Camera: The GoPro is an action camera that allows people to do advanced and dangerous sports while filming it where most people cannot film from. This wearable piece of technology can be worn with a chest harness, helmet strap, and even a wrist strap. The GoPro comes with many accessories that make it wearable and easier to use. This action camera allows sports enthusiasts to document their adventures while thoroughly enjoying their easy to use and mounted cameras.

This allows you to give a first person perspective when playing a sport, driving or even swimming. This product is durable and gives a great perspective of what it is like to be doing what you are.


GoPro: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoProCamera videos

official site: http://gopro.com/

Fitbit: FitBit is a physical activity tracker designed to help you become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet,sleep better and ultimately, turn you into a healthier human being. the FitBit is shaped like a clip, which you can easily slide into your pants pocket, as it's only around 2 inches long and about half an inch thick. Throughout the day, FitBit logs a range of data about your activities, including the number of steps you take, distance traversed and calories burned. It's also sensitive enough to detect just how vigorous your motions are, which differentiates a slow stroll from a jog that consumes far more calories. At night, you slip the FitBit into a wristband so it can monitor your sleep quality. It knows when you go to bed.



Apple Watch

This new technology has just been released by Apple. It allows you to listen to music, watch video and receive texts, all on your wrist.


Google Glass

This technology allows you to record video, sound and take pictures, all by command, from your eyes POV.


Nike+ Fuel Band

By hooking this fuelband up to your phone or computer, you can view how much you’ve eaten, worked out and how much weight you’ve gained or lost.


Tile Tracker

This allows you to never lose track of your keys again. By having a GPS in it, you can view where your keys are from your smartphone.


Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

These are similar to the Nike Fuel Band. They tell you how much you workout, eat and keeps track of your weight.


Up 24 by Jawbone

Also similar to the Nike Fuelband, these keep track of your activity and food intake.


Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer

This allows you to virtually see your golf swing and see how you can improve it.


94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball for iPhone and Android

This basketball will allow you to become a better basketball player, by giving you feedback from the sensors and computers inside of the ball.


Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

This heart rate monitor will keep you updated with your heart rate all throughout the day. It’ll tell you what heart rate is healthy and what heart rate is not healthy.