At the Inspire Centre, there is a video wall of 16 monitors where we can show a range of content. When events are scheduled at the Centre, the Wall is often used for presentations and other visual information, but between times we use it to display content relevant to whatever else we might be doing.
Coming up on 29 October 2014 is the University of Canberra Wearable Technology Symposium, which will be hosted in the Centre. We have put together a collection of videos from the internet that show a range of real and not-so-real wearables – to give you an idea of what might be possible, and to promote discussion about the implications of wearable tech.
Amoeba is a wearable device that reads the changes in our subconscious parameters to analyze interest levels while we browse through content. Read more...
Atlas Fitness Tracker
The Atlas fitness tracker identifies your exercises, counts your reps, calculates the calories you burn and evaluates your form. Read more...
Buzzbeat is a bracelet that translates music and surrounding sounds to vibrations through a
wearable technology. The bracelet opens a new window for the world of sounds and
social accessibility to the deaf.
Fashion brand based in London creating amazing interactive haute couture and ready to wear. Interactive Fashion, Wearable Technology, Digital Style. Read more...
Dissolving Self: Wearable Technology + Contemporary Dance
Dissolving Self employs metaphoric data visualization, motion capture and wearable technology to harness the subtle movements of a contemporary dancer. I was curious to ask how new media technologies can be used to augment the experience of watching performative art. Much of the inspiration of this piece comes from Rumi's mystic poetry and the physical meditative ritual of Sufi whirling. Read more...
Ekso is pioneering new frontiers to help survivors of spinal cord injury and stroke or with forms of lower extremity weakness to walk again. The Ekso GT™ robotic exoskeleton represents a fundamentally new paradigm in gait training and neurorehabilitation by augmenting not only the individual’s strength, but the therapist's ability to work with their patients. Read more...
Scalable wearable app solution for individuals with early on-set Alzheimer's disease.
LIFT by Siemens – Future Lions 2014 Submission
Lift by Siemens. A smart wristband designed for the independent elderly. Future Lions 2014 Submission. Made with love from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic feedback of the layout: start and end of line, new line, and other cues. Read more...
Google Glass Promo video 2013
Google Glass up for pre order at www.google.com/glass in 2013. Promo video.
Dip N' Dance
Dip N’ Dance an independent short film directed by Hugo Cierzniak and produced at Delapost Paris. The story is about a forty-year old middle-class man who loves his domestics to toe the line. He will figure out, in a musical way, that things you own end up owning you.
To know more about the film, you can visit the website : dipndance.com/
IBM Wearable Computer
John Allen - co-direct/Produce with Richard Henkles
This video was produced for IBM by John Allen and Richard Henkles in 1997 or so. It was the first time anyone had seen a computer like this, wearable, almost invisible, elegant and futuristic. In fact, we still haven't seen anything like this. It was a prototype that had to be signed in and out every time it was transported. It is yet to be put into production 15 years later.
iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor
An older video (and product). Videos on newer iHealth Wearable monitors can be investigated at https://vimeo.com/ihealthlabinc
A headband that senses your brainwaves and lets you do stuff with your mind. Read more...
An all-metal physical activity tracker that you can sync with your smartphone just by placing it on the screen — called the Misfit Shine. It's tiny so you can wear it just about anywhere anytime. Simply tap it and a halo of lights appear to tell you how you're tracking to your daily activity goal. Unlike traditional pedometers, the Misfit Shine's proprietary sensor algorithms can track bike pedals and swim strokes in addition to just steps so you'll get more credit where credit is due. Carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum, it was built to last a lifetime and is super strong and completely waterproof. Read more...
IriTech FiDELYS Watch
The world's first iris recognition enabled smartwatch.
iWatch Concept Video
Animation demonstrating how the iWatch could potentially work. Read more...
June by Netatmo
JUNE measures your exposure to the sun throughout the day. It communicates with your Smartphone. You will receive real-time advice on how to protect yourself from the sun. See more...
Rest is leading the market in connected devices for the nursery. Its first product, Mimo, is the first in-market smart wearable baby monitor, pushing data on respiration, body position, skin temperature, audio, and activity level real-time to a parent’s smartphone. The Mimo is a onesie-based product, so integrates simply and naturally into a baby’s sleeptime routine. Read more...
Lumo Lift is a small, beautiful device that you wear on your chest to track your daily activity and help to improve your posture. It pairs with an iOS or desktop app to allow you to view your progress and gain valuable insights about your behavior. Lift measures how many steps you take each day, how many calories you burn, and how much time you spend in strong, confident posture. If you choose, Lift can also provide discreet vibratory feedback when you slouch to gently remind you to sit tall and stand strong. See more...
Everything you do. Everything you hold. Change into toys. Moff, Inc. is a hardware startup that develops and produces human interface devices, making computers more friendly for humans. Read more...
Move by Electricfoxy
Move is a technology garment designed by Electricfoxy that guides you toward optimal performance and precision in movement in an ambient, precise, and beautiful way. From daily activities to sports activities to expressive movement, it provides a softer, poetic, and more personal approach to physical performance that helps you eleviate incorrect physical movements, which can lead to chronic pain or even long-term damage. Read more...
MyMagic+ takes your Walt Disney World vacation to an all-new level, making it uniquely yours, so you can enjoy every moment with family and friends. Read more...
Owlet Baby Monitor
The worlds first baby monitor that sends a babies heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature, sleep quality, and roll over alerts to a parents smartphone. Read more...
Rambotia Jones (NSFW?)
What's really in store for the future of technology? Rambotia Jones is the only one who really has his finger on the pulse. But what does it mean to be a techspert? Produced by Dan Ilic. The Feed airs weeknights at 19:30 on SBS 2. See more from The Feed.
Virtual Reality Mod Lets You See The World In Third Person POV
The prototype and video were created in only 2 days as an experiment. Enjoy & Share if you like it :) The idea is to develop Virtual Reality in a Third Person Perspective view. Read more...
ACTON Rocketskates are the world's first smart wearable transportation. They are electric, motorized skates. Simply strap in the RocketSkates™ over your shoes and off you go! Read more...
A scarf with a built-in pollution sensor, The Auto Filter will automatically cover the face of the wearer when it senses urban pollutants such as alcohol, cigarettes and car exhaust. The scarf is the first in a series of wearable electronics for women, playful pieces that help women assert control over their personal/public space. Read more...
Have you ever wondered how long you can enjoy being in the sun safely? Now you will know with the new UVA+B SunFriend® daily activity monitor! SunFriend® is a fun new personal activity monitor for enjoying Safer Sun Time© -- wear it on your wrist whenever you go out in the sun! Read more...
Timex WEAR IT WELL Fashion Spot
Wearables have been around for a while ;)
Veloo is an add-on package for balance bikes, which enables parents to communicate with their kid from a distance and providing the parents the opportunity to slow them down remotely, aiming a better kid-parent interaction during a safer balance bike experience.
The package includes a roll-brake, custom grips and a wearable for the parents. Giving the kid also the possibility to say no to their parents while communicating through the custom grips, it differs from today’s inhumane ‘kid-leash’ products. Read more...
Voyce - Establish a Deeper Connection with your Dog
Introducing breakthrough wearable technology that bridges the communication gap between dogs, their owners, and the people who love them. Our three-part approach of Discover, Learn, and Share gives unprecedented insight into your dog’s health and wellbeing, information and tools for you and your dog to grow together, and ways to share with your veterinarian and social networks. See more...
Dug – a more fanciful wearable for your dog
Carl and Russell meet a lovable, exuberant dog named Dug. From .
This is a project shot for Pauline van Dongen. Her work stands out by its minimalist design and clean look, but especially by the experimental and innovative approach. Pauline started her own label Pauline van Dongen in 2010. Working with unconventional materials and new techniques challenges her to investigate the application. A unique but very important initiative, sustainable energy and balance is crucial to our future generations.
Introduction to Wearable Senses
Wearable Senses is one of the themes in the curriculum of the Industrial Design Department at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. They combine research and education in interactive products, systems and related services for societal transformation that are worn on or near the body. How do these products fit the body and measure bodily parameters and behaviour? How can we combine: hard electronics with soft materials, craftsmanship with innovative technology and smart textiles, functionality with fashion, value propositions with gadgets? See more...
iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
With no plugs or connections to manage, the iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor makes it easy to check your own blood pressure, anytime and anywhere. Using the free iHealth mobile app, measure and track your systolic/diastolic numbers, heart rate, pulse wave and measurement time. Then share your results instantly. Read more...
Future Smartwatch – wOtch by O
Introducing the wOch by O. A smartwatch concept that empowers the wearer with greater speed, faster access, and more control. O focuses on how technology can help people, bring us together, contrasting from the all familiar black screened barriers. Gestures above the screen, natural movements more connection and less distraction. The wOtch by O. Read more...
Ziba Panel Series
Since the introduction of the Nike FuelBand and Google Glass, the global design and business communities have exploded with speculation on the potential of embedded computing. But they’ve left many questions unanswered: How will wearable technology fit into our daily lives? Is it a passing trend, or the future of computing? Will these kinds of devices bring people closer together, or add to the distractions that battle for our attention? What’s clear is that computers will radically transform over the next five years, from devices we carry to integrated parts of our outfits and bodies, that we use almost without thinking. Read more...
Is 2014 the Year of the Wearable?
For the March issue of FORBES, Reporters Connie Guglielmo and Parmy Olson examine the hype surrounding wearable technology. Now that tech giants such as Sony and Samsung stepped into the market (and Apple rumors swirling), have wearables finally made it? See more from Forbes on Wearables.
Breastfeeding and Google Glass application trial
To help celebrate its golden jubilee, the Australian Breastfeeding Association teamed up with Melbourne technology company Small World to trial a breastfeeding support tool for new mothers using Google Glass. Read more...
Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief
Philips connected BlueTouch and PulseRelief enable pain sufferers to choose and control their personal treatment to relieve pain
- Wireless and discreet control for drug-free, clinically proven pain relief
- Easy to use devices developed to help support a more active lifestyle