Thanks to the same people that brought us the stick-on electric tattoo and stretchable battery, we're now looking at a future of electronic sensors that can be printed directly onto human skin.
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The tablet revolution has arrived and stabilised and now everybody's scrambling for the next big thing. Google's quite publicly doing its whole glasses thing, but Apple's been characteristically quite about any fancy new digs. Now, the New York Times is reporting that Apple's got an iOS watch in development, but deep, deep, deeeeep under cover.
Chronic slouchers and hunchers, listen up. Risr is a new technology that uses safe vibration feedback to correct poor posture, a special vest made of a delicate network of wires and vibrating sensors.
The New York Times has a great feature on Valve and some of the things they've been up to recently, including these crazy wearable goggles.
When it comes to interacting with computers in unorthodox ways, Google Glass is the first thing that comes to mind. But it's not the only concept; there's also the computer integrated into our clothing, fitness and health concepts that can provide bio-feedback, and others that can control your MP3s. But what about a fully programmable shirt?
Move over Google Glass, Apple wants some room on the wearable computer shelves too.
Get that MacBook Air outta here! We're in a WAR ZONE, kid! There's no time for trackpads and USB and little spinning beach balls. So, here, put on this camo vest that also has a computer inside it. Get some.
Having seen "sewable computing" at the MIT Media Centre firsthand, I can say something like Ping clothing will exist someday soon. Whether that excites or dismays you is probably dependent on just how connected you think human beings should be.