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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 2014 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.
Samantha Murphy reports that I recently had a chance to play around with Google Glass while I wasn’t wearing my contact lenses. I squinted and tried my best to see the holographic screen that appears to float in front of the high-tech eyewear, but because of my nearsightedness, it was hard to make out what I was doing.
I had used Google Glass a few times before, so I just left them on and went to the office kitchen, found some snacks, stopped by a co-worker’s desk to discuss site coverage and finally sat back at my desk to check emails, browse Twitter and get to work.
CBC News reports that a U.S. real estate listings website has developed an app for Google Glass eyewear to help its clients find properties more easily and conveniently while they are on the go.
The Trulia for Glass app was developed by the San Francisco-based company Trulia, which operates listings in several major U.S. cities.
The app does more than just display property listings right before the eyes of someone who is wearing Google’s augmented-reality glasses. It also alerts home seekers when they are close to an open house that matches their search criteria, gives them directions to a property, enables them to call or email an agent directly through the application and can read out a property description.
David Talbot reports that the popular rap on Google Glass facial-recognition technology is that it’s a tool for creeps and stalkers. But Google’s decision to ban both facial-recognition and voiceprint technology from its high-tech eyewear also puts the brakes on promising services, like those that could help medical staff rapidly retrieve patient records.
At a recent conference, developer Lance Nanek showed off a medical facial-recognition Glass app he built that could—for a set of patient faces entered into the system—allow Glass-wearing clinicians to verify someone’s identity and instantly bring up records on allergies or existing prescriptions, without ever turning to a cumbersome PC or mobile handset.
Father Tim reports that as you’ve probably heard, the “next big thing” to hit the market and change your life will be Google Glass. While still in the experimental phase, Google Glass is basically a wearable computer in the form of futuristic-looking eyewear. The idea is hands-free computing, allowing the user to use voice commands to surf the web, take pictures and video, get directions, and send messages.
It used to be that you could separate the sane from the insane by whether they talked to themselves while walking down the street. That theory was tossed aside with Blue Tooth and will be buried further with Google Glass.
Cale Guthrie Weissman reveals that at last week’s D11 conference Atheer Labs demoed a project the company dubs a mixture between Google Glass and Leap Motion’s gesture controls. Or as Wired put it, this is what would happen “if you combined the wearability of Google Glass with the gesture-based control of Microsoft Kinect” – a wearable interface you can control with your voice or hand gestures.
The interface, as shown at the conference, is completely immersive and enables users to experience the outside world as well as have a completely digital augmented reality layered over it. Atheer’s mobile 3-D platform beams a screen before your very eyes, then you can view a video, summon a map, read a book, and perhaps one day compare prices at Amazon while you, in real time, wander around WalMart, or review Yelp reviews of establishments you can see from the street.