Berkeley professor Ali Javey has developed a user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic. The “e-skin” lights in response to touch, emitting a brighter light as pressure intensifies. Javey’s lab is now engineering the sensor to also respond to temperature and light.
As they prepare to enter the Wearable Technology market, Apple is hiring hardware and software engineers and medical sensor and fitness experts to build a “fitness-oriented, sensor-laden wearable computer.”
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As the explosive growth of Wearable Technology continues, GlassUp of Italy is crowdfunding their “cheaper, sexier” competitor to Google Glass.
Francesco Giartosio, GlassUps’ chief executive, highlights differences between how Google Glass and GlassUp will display data. Instead of projecting information onto the edge of the glass from an offset projector, GlassUp will use a dedicated lens embedded in the glass itself. That will allows GlassUp to overlay monochromatic text directly “ahead” of the user’s eye, which Giartosio said was more ergonomic. GlassUp’s display has a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels.