Google Glass is the typical example of what wearable computing technologies can achieve. By this we mean the integration of small technological components—cameras, sensors, connectivity chips—into normal clothes and daily fashion accessories. The development of the Mountain View company is remarkable for its ambition and possibilities, but there are other alternatives equally remarkable.
Angel, a bracelet that can go a long way
We are almost used to the release of bracelets by giants of the likes of Nike with its Fuelband or FitBit—with its latest development, Force. These bracelets are essentially designed to track your daily physical activity, and the audience segment that may be interested in them is especially sporty.
BluFit Bottle, a smart bottle
BluFit is a ‘smart’ water bottle connected to your mobile device. The connection to the mobile application allows setting parameters such as your weight, age, or the temperature and humidity of your environment to enable this bottle to suggest you how much water you have to consume, and when.
TellSpec analyzes what you are about to eat
Diet is another field in which these devices can be very useful, as shown by the scanner TellSpec, a small device that ‘studies’ your food and allows you to know its components or the calories contained in every 100 grams (0.220 pounds) of any food. Moreover, it points out the possible elements that could provoke you allergies
QuASP, an assistant to improve your training
The monitoring of fitness activity goes a step further with QuASP, a device in the shape of a sensor integrated in your clothes that evaluates various aspects of your physical activity such as acceleration or deceleration patterns, reaction times when changing direction and, of course, distances, speeds, and even high jumps.
Ringbow, a different way to play
Another segment in which the technology integrated into the clothing and accessories has special interest is video games. Systems like Oculus Rift prove it, but there are alternatives like Ringbow, a ring that allows you to interact with touch devices specifically aimed at mobile games.