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Google glass competitor Meta Building Future of Augmented Reality with Steve Mann

Google glass competitor  Meta Building Future of Augmented Reality with Steve Mann | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Meta is building truly immersive augmented reality with gesture tracking and visual overlays, with help from pioneer Steve Mann.

Via Gary Hayes
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If you’re a little disappointed at the limited feature set of Google’s Project Glass, there’s a new pair of glasses that might bring all your augmented reality dreams to life. A company called Meta is building a fully hackable headset, complete with visual overlays and gesture detection. Even more exciting, the company has just announced that Steve Mann, a pioneer in wearable computing technology, is joining the team as Chief Scientist.

Meta blew past their Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in five days. Developer kits quickly sold out in the $550 and $650 pledge tier, which is less than half the price of the $1500 Project Glass Explorer Edition. The Meta developer kit includes see-through augmented reality glasses, a depth camera and a software developer’s kit, which includes sample applications and documentation. Meta works with Unity3D, the same graphics rendering engine supported by Oculus Rift, allowing users to pick up and manipulate their own 3D digital objects."

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If you’re a little disappointed at the limited feature set of Google’s Project Glass, there’s a new pair of glasses that might bring all your augmented reality dreams to life. A company called Meta is building a fully hackable headset, complete with visual overlays and gesture detection. Even more exciting, the company has just announced that Steve Mann, a pioneer in wearable computing technology, is joining the team as Chief Scientist.

Meta blew past their Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in five days. Developer kits quickly sold out in the $550 and $650 pledge tier, which is less than half the price of the $1500 Project Glass Explorer Edition. The Meta developer kit includes see-through augmented reality glasses, a depth camera and a software developer’s kit, which includes sample applications and documentation. Meta works with Unity3D, the same graphics rendering engine supported by Oculus Rift, allowing users to pick up and manipulate their own 3D digital objects.

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Wearables, wearable computing

Wearables, wearable computing | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

I believe that eHealth, eCommerce, eMoney... our work, communications and day-to-day activities could use, and will get new wearable computing interfaces in form of glasses, clothes, earrings, bracelets, tatoos etc.

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Health & Fitness Wearables 2016-2020 - RESEARCH REPORT

Health & Fitness Wearables 2016-2020 - RESEARCH REPORT | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

Juniper Research: Fitness Wearables essential analysis of strategies, business models & competitive landscape. Key insights, recommendations & Vendor Share.

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CBP 1990

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The next Google Glass

The next Google Glass | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that new Google Glass hardware was on the way, namely a device Google has been working on for more than a year aimed at the workplace...
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Anti-Rape Wearable Roars to Crazy Successful Crowdfunding Campaign - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Anti-Rape Wearable Roars to Crazy Successful Crowdfunding Campaign - Philadelphia Magazine (blog) | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
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Apple Voted ‘Coolest Wearables Brand’ Even by Android Users

Apple Voted ‘Coolest Wearables Brand’ Even by Android Users | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

Hampshire, UK – 26th October 2015: A new survey by Juniper Research has found that smartphone users, regardless of their mobile preference, consider Apple the ‘coolest brand’ for wearable technology. Apple was followed by other technology brands – Samsung, Google, LG and Sony.

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Not too much surprise there. More interesting are the followers like Rolex on place 7 

1.         Apple

2.         Samsung

3.         Google

4.         LG

5.         Sony

6.         Nike

7.         Rolex

8.         UnderArmour

9.         TAG Heuer

10.        Ralph Lauren

11.        G-Shock

12.        Chanel

13.        Microsoft

14.        Motorola

15.        Adidas

16.        Omega

17.        Breitling

18.        Huawei

19.        Garmin

20.        Pebble

21.        Xiaomi

 
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Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk

Samsung’s NFC smart suit to hit IFA 2015 catwalk | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Item from Samsung C&T Fashion Group as company unveils its platform brand for wearables — The Humanfit — which aims to integrate fashion and technology
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Smart Suit 4.0

- On Bag, a purse with a built-in battery module to allow owners to charge their smartphones without a cable;

- Body Compass, a shirt equipped with electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyogram (EMG) sensors to track the wearer’s heart rate and respiration

- Perfect Wallet, a wallet and card case equipped with NFC that allows for “various NFC functions” through a mobile app.

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Google to restart Glass

Google to restart Glass | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Tony Fadell, the executive that Google put in charge of its Glass wearable device, says there will be “no sacred cows” when the company begins its rethink of the product.
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Proably the best way to discover Google Glass : renting one at the Velasquez Exhibition in Paris

Proably the best way to discover Google Glass : renting one at the Velasquez Exhibition in Paris | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

April 3, 2015 by Corine B.

For the first time in history, museumgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy a completely new experience using Google Glass, during the Velázquez exhibition at the Grand Palais, in Paris.

 

From PetitWeb : En plus des traditionnels audio-guides, les visiteurs de l’exposition Velazquez au Grand Palais peuvent utiliser des Google Glass, sur réservation à 11h et 17h, pour 8€. L’intérêt ? Pouvoir comparer des œuvres liées à celles exposées ou pointer des détails à observer. Le dispositif a été mis en place par GuidiGO, l’un des quelques "certified partners" des Google Glass dans le monde, après un premier test pendant l’exposition Niki de Saint Phalle. L’exposition Picasso, à l’automne, devrait aussi proposer ce service.

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A wonderful Exhibition at the Grand Palais.
There probably is no better way to discover Google glass than admiring Velasquez. One word of warning, though the Picture represented on the ad above, Velasquez's most famous painting is NOT exhibited there (but at the Prado)

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Google Glass Plans to help you upgrade your moves on the dancefloor

Google Glass Plans to help you upgrade your moves on the dancefloor | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Google just took technological creativity to another level with a new patent which aims to provide you with the right dance moves whenever you’re in the need for them. The patent makes use of Google Glass for this service and comes at […]
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In need this! Who doesn't?

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How media companies should be thinking about the Apple Watch

How media companies should be thinking about the Apple Watch | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
In case you’ve been in suspended animation, Apple finally announced the details of its new wearable computer — known sim…
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by Matthew Ingram formerly with now defunct GigaOm

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Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.
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Citi and Mint develop first financial apps for Apple Watch

Finextra: Citi and Mint are the first financial services-related developers out of the blocks with apps designed for the new Apple Watch, which goes on sale next month.
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New Pebble Smart watch true to original strengths

New Pebble Smart watch true to original strengths | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
After selling one million of its original Pebble watches, the company is zigging when the competition is zagging.
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Consumer & Enterprise Smart Glasses: Opportunities & Forecasts 2015-2020

Consumer & Enterprise Smart Glasses: Opportunities & Forecasts 2015-2020 | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

SMART GLASSES ~ SEEING THROUGH THE HYPE

Answers the following questions

What do recent developments, like the end of Google’s consumer exposure, mean for the future of the sector?Who are the key players in this space and what are their competitive strategies?What are the current trends in the smart glasses market?What are the best use cases for these devices?What are the main barriers to smart glasses adoption, and how can they be overcome?
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Claims that smart glasses have more potential indoor than outdoor. You can download a short free whitepaper at https://www.juniperresearch.com/document-library/white-papers/smart-glasses-–-seeing-through-the-hype

the full report is £1990

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MasterCard partners w/ Coin for wearable payments onslaught

MasterCard partners w/ Coin for wearable payments onslaught | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Finextra: MasterCard is looking to bring payments to a wide array of fitness bands, smart watches and other wearable devices through a partnership with consumer electronics and financial software startup Coin.
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Electronic tattoos pitched for payments and fitness tracking

Electronic tattoos pitched for payments and fitness tracking | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Finextra: Electronic tattoos capable of fitness tracking and making payments are being pitched as the next big thing in wearable technology by creative design agency Chaotic Moon.
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Anti-Rape Wearable Roars to Crazy Successful Crowdfunding Campaign - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Anti-Rape Wearable Roars to Crazy Successful Crowdfunding Campaign - Philadelphia Magazine (blog) | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
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Swatch teams up with UnionPay to launch pay-by-wrist watch in China

Swatch teams up with UnionPay to launch pay-by-wrist watch in China | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Finextra: Swatch has teamed up with China UnionPay and Bank of Communications to introduce a watch with inbuilt contactless payments functionality.
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UnionPay the largest card issuer in the world with 5 billon cards issued to date 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-unionpay-chairman-global-unionpay-card-issuance-exceeds-5-billion-2015-06-11

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China UnionPay : 5 billion cards issued to date, probably 1.5 in circulation

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Venture Capitalists Help Wearable Companies Expand Their Wares | Info @ CrunchBase

Venture Capitalists Help Wearable Companies Expand Their Wares | Info @ CrunchBase | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

Crunchbase Blog: "There are augmented reality headsets, such as the Microsoft Hololens, interactive textiles like the conductive yarn that Google’s Project Jacquard is developing for full-body monitoring, and hearing devices such as Eargo, which raised $13 million from Maveron and others in June.

According to CrunchBase, venture investors have spent nearly $2.6 billion backing 138 wearable companies since 2008. Over half of this total ($1.6 billion) has gone into 45 California-based startups.

Between 2013 and 2014, venture funding for wearable companies nearly tripled from $361.5 million to just over $1 billion. While this is primarily due to Magic Leap’s two funding rounds that alone total $592 million, other notable fundings include Athos’ $12.2 million Series B led by DCM Ventures and Misfit Wearable’s $40 million Series C led by GGV Capital....

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Wearables have passed the hype curve and are now becoming a reality

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Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

Fitbit Files For $100M IPO | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Fitbit just filed an S-1 declaring its plans to go public. The filing states that the fitness-tracking company aims to raise $100 million in its initial..
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First Apple Watch reviews : slow

First Apple Watch reviews : slow | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
"The harsh realities of a new device…"
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Yet people are queuing to buy it

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Google: Here's what we did wrong with Google Glass

Google: Here's what we did wrong with Google Glass | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Astro Teller, the man who led the Google Glass program has explained exactly where he believes the company went wrong.
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Pebble's 2nd Kickstarter campaign to bring more than $20M

Pebble's 2nd Kickstarter campaign to bring more than $20M | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day.

First campaign >$10M

Second campaign (for Pebble Time) : $18 M to date and 13 more days to go

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Apple Watch : Fashion is now a primary component, equal to silicon and software

Apple Watch : Fashion is now a primary component, equal to silicon and software | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it

By Jean-Louis Gassée : ... With the AppleWatch things have changed: Fashion is now a primary component, co-equal with silicon and software. The assertive, carefully planned, and richly resourced entrance into the world of the dernier cri is as notable as the device’s technical challenges (battery life, user interface, sensors…). We saw fashion writers at the September unveiling. Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour attended the private event at Colette, one of Paris’ chicest stores on the ultra-chic rue Saint-Honoré. That these two fashion world divas — who don’t make paid appearances —  “found the time” to drop by...

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Fashion is different from the user-oriented design of Steve Jobs' Design Thinking

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Sorry, But Google Glass Isn't Anywhere Close to Dead | WIRED

Sorry, But Google Glass Isn't Anywhere Close to Dead | WIRED | Wearable computing, wearable connected objects | Scoop.it
"People like to lambast it because it’s too this or not that—but it’s still a much-matured device, certainly compared to the wearable stuff coming out of startups and other companies today.”
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