As devices get smarter, users more discerning, and boundaries between personal and medical devices less defined, innovative device manufacturers should rethink the role design can play in the success of their products.
Intel's new boss touts wearable technology in his first CES keynote. (...)He also showed off Intel Edison, a new Intel Quark-based computer housed in an SD card. It will be available in the middle of 2014.
Olivier Janin's insight:
check out the the Intel “make it wearable” challenge. The grand prize is $500,000, and it will have $1.3 million in prizes altogether.
For much of 2013, I wore the future across my brow, a true Glasshole, peering uncertainly into the post-screen world. But I’m not out here all alone, at least not for long. The future is coming to your face too.
This is our reality: devices and apps that gather data on us and tell us how well or poorly we are doing health-wise. This trend is sweeping through the tech space and every new startup wants to play in this field. It’s true of society, we first create things that might kill us then build things that could prevent it.
What’s cool though for devices like these are apps like Headspaces, that teaches users to meditate and lead a more zen and focused life. See, we create disruptions in our lives and invent ways to still them.
Goji Play allows you to transform any cardio equipment into an interactive game machine. Attach the wireless controllers to cardio equipment, clip on the activity sensor, and you’re ready to play a variety of games, all while tracking your fitness metrics.$100 . I personnaly don't like the experience of doing something else while running. I'd rather have my workout outside, so I assume the Gym consumers could enjoy it, like EA Active.
The concepts of “self-tracking” and “the quantified self” have recently begun to emerge in discussions of how best to optimize one’s life. These concepts refer to the practice of gathering data about oneself on a regular basis and then recording and analyzing the data to produce statistics and other data (such as images) relating to one’s bodily functions and everyday habits. Some self-trackers collect data on only one or two dimensions of their lives, and only for a short time. Others may do so for hundreds of phenomena and for long periods.
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