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Innovation Excellence | The Future of Wearable Tech

Innovation Excellence | The Future of Wearable Tech | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
PSFK brings you the Future of Wearable Tech report in collaboration with iQ by intel identifies 10 trends and three major themes that point to the evolving form and function of wearable devices and their influence on the way we live, work and socialize. In our Connected Intimacy theme, we explore how wearables are revolutionizing the way we communicate information about ourselves and maintain relationships over any distance.
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Trend forecasting for wearable tech from now until 2017

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I Wasted 1700 bucks on Google Glass

I Wasted 1700 bucks on Google Glass | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
I have not worn my Google Glass in six months, why? Because it never lived up to the hype. When I first encountered Google Glass I was pumped. I imagined the user experience would be seamless, the
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Opinion piece on why Google Glass was a 'waste' for the initial Glass Explorers

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The History of Wearable Technology: A timeline - ZDNet

The History of Wearable Technology: A timeline - ZDNet | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Financial Post The History of Wearable Technology: A timeline ZDNet Wearable technology is all the rage in 2014, forming one of the key themes at the giant CES show in January and getting a conference and expo all to itself in London a couple of...
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Quite detailed timeline outlining the history of wearable technology

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The Narrative Clip | The AppsLab

The Narrative Clip | The AppsLab | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Here's another post from friend of the 'Lab and colleague, John Cartan. When John reached out, offering a review of the Narrative Clip (neé M
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A review of Narrative Clip for the purpose of ethnographic research - covers both the pros and the cons.

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The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon ...

The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon ... | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Wearable World today announced the addition of several key partners to the wearable technology hackathon to be held on an upcoming American Airlines transcontinental flight. “We've got an exciting and innovative group of ...
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Great example of a hackathon around wearables, hosted by American Airlines.

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36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom

36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom (36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom http://t.co/g5weiM7Mjz via @teachthought)
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Summary infographic of Google Glass, including some key metrics

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Wearable tech for dogs tells owners how they’re feeling

Wearable tech for dogs tells owners how they’re feeling | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it

onVoyce is a smart collar and app that helps owners track their dogs' fitness and understand their health.

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Another example of wearable technology being used to monitor pets, this time for fitness and vital aigns.

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Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance

Using Mobile Devices, Wearable Technology and Augmented Reality to Improve Learning and Performance | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it

TheRecent advances in mobile devices, wearable technology and augmented reality (AR) offer some exciting opportunities for your students. This article discusses how using these technologies will support their learning and performance needs.

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The Word Lens, Lego, Ghost Runner and Layar Creator are really interesting examples

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The Pocket Watch Was the World's First Wearable Tech Game Changer - Smithsonian

The Pocket Watch Was the World's First Wearable Tech Game Changer
Smithsonian
It's a new high-tech debate, as “wearable” computers begin to go on sale.
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The pocket watch as early wearable tech

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How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design | Trends

How Wearable Technology Will Impact Web Design | Trends | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Remember how wearing a calculator watch back in the day made you feel like George Jetson or his boy Elroy? Technology has come a long way from spelling out (Why should a web designer care about wearable technology and #IoT?
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Impact of wearable tech on web design, outlined in a number of key principles. 

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Portable video fieldkits for use in Digital Anthropology MSc

GoThis video (filmed and edited by Kevin Biderman, a student in UCL's Digital Anthropology MSc) profiles the portable video fieldkits we developed for use with...

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A good video highlighting how the toolkit for ethnography has changed since 2011

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How Lifelogging Transforms Us All : Changing habits, memories, and ...

Lifelogging is the practice of tracking personal data generated by our own behavioral activities in continuous digital streams. As it is slowly becoming main...
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Make your phone into a VR headset with Cardboard (Wired UK)

Make your phone into a VR headset with Cardboard (Wired UK) | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Google has released an app that lets you slot your Android phone into some cardboard to make a virtual-reality headset
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Idea for cardboard virtual reality headsets courtesy of Google

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The Ethnographic "Shooting Ratio"

The Ethnographic "Shooting Ratio" | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
One of the questions I get asked most often by graduate students doing ethnographic research is about how much data they need to collect. I think this is especially troublesome for those who are do...
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"...the shooting ratio on a documentary film is likely to be more like 60:1, one hour of footage for each minute used in the final film. Some documentary films might even be as high as 80:1, or higher."

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Wearable Technology Saving Limbs of Diabetes Patients - Fox Business

Wearable Technology Saving Limbs of Diabetes Patients - Fox Business | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Wearable Technology Saving Limbs of Diabetes Patients
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports someone loses a limb from diabetic complications every 20 seconds.
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Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories

Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Countless wearers of Google Glass stalked the halls of this year's Google I/O developer conference, but only a lucky few were sporting the prescription
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An interview on Google Glass by one of the founders of Augmented Reality

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Wearable technology for animals - a $2.6bn market

Wearable technology for animals - a $2.6bn market | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Wearable technology for animals - a $2.6bn market worth watching
IDTechEx.com (press release)
Wearable technology for humans is all the rage. As "the next big thing", it involves head-on clashes between some of the largest companies on the planet.
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Apparently,  wearable tech for animals '$2.6bn market"

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Samsung reveals Sami health platform

Samsung reveals Sami health platform | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it

HSamsung unveils a concept health wristband capable of being fitted with third-party sensors and an associated data sharing platform.

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Health tracking wearable from Samsung

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Wearable technology - who needs what?: IDTechEx

Wearable technology - who needs what?: IDTechEx | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Wearable technology - who needs what? - IDTechEx Article

Via Emilia Pobiedzińska
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Possible exercise for the Sydney Design event; identifying some social challenges and asking attendees to brainstorm the wearable which could solve that dilemma.

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Pet Wearables | Wearable Technology | Verizon Wireless

Subscribe to Verizon Wireless: http://po.st/qyZodD Does Fido need a FitBit? Does Gus need Google Glass? There's no debating that wearable tech for humans is ...
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Example of wearable tech used by a dog owner! App, GoPro camer and a tracking device.

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Five apps that show Google Glass will overcome the ‘naff’ factor

Five apps that show Google Glass will overcome the ‘naff’ factor | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it

Highlights With Google Glass now available to buy, here are five consumer applications with capabilities that will outweigh the ‘naff’ factor, writes Bobby Gersbach, digital manager at Vizeum, in this guest post.

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Highlights five applications for Google Glass

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Sports wearables are the wave of the future - Boston Globe

Sports wearables are the wave of the future - Boston Globe | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it

aSports wearables are the wave of the future
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If all goes as planned, the Biostamp will make its public debut next year and become commercially available.

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Elite athletes as an early adopter of wearable tech:

 

"Companies such as MC10 with its Biostamp, Catapult with its beeper-sized monitor sewn into apparel or attached to compression tops resembling sports bras, Basis with its wristband, and Athos with its smart shirts and shorts coming out this summer, are eager to make that happen. They are pushing the evolution of wearables way beyond popular, fitness-oriented products such as FuelBands and Fitbits and GPS watches, and thinking more about what serious athletes want."

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How to use ethnography for in-depth consumer insight - Marketing Week

How to use ethnography for in-depth consumer insight - Marketing Week | Research for Design Sydney | Scoop.it
Marketing Week How to use ethnography for in-depth consumer insight Marketing Week The process, often referred to as ethnography, can result in breakthroughs for brands, offering an insight into what people are really like, rather than what they...
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Use of ethnography for market research around households and consumer products.

 

Includes a mention of lifelogging

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