The potential for body-borne computers is mind-blowing. Think Google Glass, smart watches, contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels or test for glaucoma, health monitors to track your caffeine intake, fitness trackers, smart eyelashes that open doors, even a ring that scans text and reads it aloud.
And that’s just the beginning. According to Google’s Sundar Pichai, who recently announced the new Android for Wearables platform, “we’re just scratching the surface.”
As a prelude to our Evening Forum program on wearables later this month, check out this TED Talk by Pattie Maes, head of the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group and Pranav Mistry, MIT graduate student and inventor of the wearable device SixthSense.
We’re also posting and tweeting about cool wearables. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Meetup.
Then join us March 19 for The Augmented Self, a presentation on the future of wearable devices with a focus on their development and use in the Northwest.