2014: The Year of Wearables

It's an ambitious statement, but 2014 is lining up to be the year that wearables emerge onto the market. Opticals (Glass), of course, but also watches (Galaxy), alternative inputs (Myo), body analytics (Athos), and who knows what else. So let's get together and figure out this landscape over drinks, how all world-changing topics are discussed.

• Watch: Gear, Pebble

• Arm band: Myo

• Ring: NFC Ring

• Fitness: Fitbit, Shine

• Optical: Glass, Jet

• Clothing: AthosMimo

• Brainwaves: Epoc


UPDATE: We're now sitting to the left of the main door.

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  • Eric R.

    Man, every day another type of wearable. This one is a bracelet that measures sun exposure:


    January 14, 2014

  • Sumer G.

    Really enjoyed the conversation Tuesday! Here is a neat G+ Group on topic of wearables if any of you are interested: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108603482518882581982/posts?partnerid=gplp0 They have weekly hangouts to discuss technology and capability - It's a little Glass heavy, but interesting nonetheless!

    January 9, 2014

  • Tony R.

    Had a great time meeting everyone last night, sorry I had to duck out early. If anyone is interested the wearable swimming video (along with a number of other interesting applications) it is at: http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2013/adjunct/forms/adjunct.htm . Looking forward to the next meeting and digging into development efforts on wearables (our focus is always-on, low power audio context awareness...with glass coming next)

    January 8, 2014

  • Russell Z.

    CES just started up and it's lousy with wearables this year. Tons of stuff was announced even before the show officially opened today.

    January 7, 2014

  • Paul B.

    We had some great discussions tonight. I look forward to hearing more about the wearables that are coming out in the near future and all of the possibilities of what we can do with this incredible tech!

    January 7, 2014

  • Don H.

    Interestingly enough, hearing aids and other assistance devices are wearables that have been around for some time and that are starting to see some love. E.g, I am researching various BT-compatible aids that could work with a smart phone to generate audible alerts to wearer. Kind of like what my Pebble does now, but using sound rather than vibration and display. Also, check out http://goo.gl/sFS3DN

    1 · January 2, 2014

    • Russell Z.

      Some old news. There's plenty more designs now.


      Hey, it's better than printing guns.

      But honestly, if someone wants to integrate something, there are plenty of parts already on the market for things that aren't so novel like hearing aids. I just got an LTC3588 based test energy harvester running, and hell, those are circa 2010 - as well as I just basically followed the test circuit in the example.

      I think some Valve (yeah, go figure) expatriates may have the virtual/augmented reality thing done most sensibly, so far. http://www.kickstarte...­

      Really, I'm about ready to just give up on any ideas I have...someone is already doing it better.

      January 7, 2014

    • Russell Z.

      Sorry I won't make it...seems like it would be an interesting conversation - and I visited the Punch Bowl during the Selenium holiday/planning/gatheri­ng. Nice place, I almost walked right into a shuffleboard match!

      January 7, 2014

  • Sumer G.

    I may be a bit late. Looking forward to meeting other cyborgs!

    January 6, 2014

  • Gary

    Shoot, I'll be out of town.

    January 3, 2014

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