The official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the arrival of Google Glasses are signaling a transformation of body wear products by tech firms.
Holding a phone in your in hand requires additional effort and most people are not comfortable having traditional headphones in their ears. These can also get damaged easily. And so can your ears.
One of the best places to place your smartphone is on your wrist because it doesn't get in the way while you're carrying out functions. In fact, it may even help, since you don't need to wear a wrist watch or carry your smartphone unless you want to sync your smartwatch to it. So, it does free up a lot more pocket space or jacket space, depending on where you carry your smartphone.
In terms of style, the Samsung Galaxy Gear works well and its orange wristband with a sleek black face does have its appeal for something much sportier than one would imagine an iWatch to look like. But the iWatch will be everything its touted to be because it is a product that Apple Inc. hopes will replace the smartphone.
The concept of turning one's body into a platform for fashion gives designers news concepts to work with, giving the geek a nobler reputation. It's also a wonderful time and place for designers to come up with new ideas for wearable tech. Fashion designers might be the next group of professionals to make money from tech firms because once they are given the go ahead to work with a patented product, they are bound to be more creative in creating new styles than the manufacturers themselves.
Google Glass lets you have a peek at information normally displayed on a phone or PC and puts it right front of your face. Further, you can control the technology by adding a microphone and a camera.
A reporter described the experience as feeling like a cyborg. In other words, it has a robotic look like something you would see on Star Trek, which also has a lot of style that can easily be transformed into a geek product.
Beyond that, the iWatch from iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy Gear released at the IFA, is the beginning of a new revolution, where fashion, design, and the latest technologies intertwine to create a new techie culture, where everything a person wears could be part of a technological advancement.
For a conservative crowd, however, the smartwatch and the smartwatch are just enough fun since people like businessmen and other professionals in the mainstream are not seeking to change their wardrobe in a second. But for those who are more 'artsy' and want to experiment with style, perhaps smartkeychains, smartchains or even smartrings offer an additional tweak to the most happening desings of today.
Professor William Harwin , who heads the cybernetics research group of Reading University says implants could be used to offer find out more about a range of data with medical benefits.
"It could be used to tell us we are eating too quickly or not taking enough exercise. It could also tell a nurse or carer who is looking after an elderly relative that something is not right."
The implants can also facilitate gamers in eSports and help repair problems with the nervous system, but that could be a while away. However, it has a lot of potential.
"An implant patching across damage on the spinal cord may even by able to give someone back some feeling or movement," Professor Harwin was quoted as saying, by the Mirror.
Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, Google, said: "We're going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important anymore," reports the Daily Mirror
Some of the revolutionary ideas about technology wearables are communication rings that can unlock our phones or tablets. Another discovery in wearable technology is smart socks that can prevent sprains and facilitate running. Bangles that are air-purifies are another hit, particularly among teens.
Clothes than can recharge our smartphones are another everyday tech wear. Chameleon clothes will allow you to wear your favorite shirt in several colours -cost cutting at its best. Finally, a wrist band carrying your exercise record, what you ate, and a whole bunch of data you did not know about yourself.
With a report by The Mirror
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