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Shop at Ikea without going there

Shop at Ikea without going there | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Ikea customers will soon be able to walk around kitchens in virtual reality using a VR app being piloted globally, including in Australia.
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This is cool - wonder what impact it will have on the Ikea store shopping experience - increase or decrease sales?
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Trends 2016: Waiting for the Wearable Revolution

Trends 2016: Waiting for the Wearable Revolution | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Today’s preview of GWI’s Trends 2016 report looks at prospects for wearable tech in the year ahead.
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Are you over 45yrs old? (Yes). Are you interested in smartwatches? (Yes) - well stop that right now.. you're not supposed to be ;-)

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easyJet to trial cabin crew uniforms with wearable technology

easyJet to trial cabin crew uniforms with wearable technology | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
From early 2016 easyJet will trial new cabin crew and engineer uniforms, which feature LED lights, in-built microphones and air quality sensors.
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A straightforward, effective implementation of wearables in the workplace.

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Oculus Lines Up More Virtual-Reality Content

Oculus Lines Up More Virtual-Reality Content | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Facebook’s Oculus virtual-reality unit is lining up additional content, including movies and games, ahead of the planned launch of its consumer headset early next year.
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Watch this development closely - the VR initiatives are just warming up!

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Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do?

Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do? | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there
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It's only through engaging the minds of children at these early stages that we can start to imagine the world they will create for their futures! Our role? Guide them, inspire them... trust them!

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United adds indoor maps and beacon-based wayfinding to app

United adds indoor maps and beacon-based wayfinding to app | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Interactive indoor maps are now available at seven of United’s US hubs, while beacon-enabled wayfinding is being tested at Newark Liberty Airport.
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This should be a standard feature on the Apple Watch! (Obviously it needs the beacons or RFID tracking, but what's stopping you app developers??)

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August Smart Lock app update turns Apple Watch into a door key

August Smart Lock app update turns Apple Watch into a door key | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
August Smart Lock app update turns Apple Watch into a digital door key
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This is starting to recognise the Watch as a useful tool - but I wonder about the security aspects of this app?

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Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance - FT.com

Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance - FT.com | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
He only had himself to blame, Mike Weston thought ruefully as he strapped a Fitbit to his wrist one cold February morning. His company was about to start tracking him 24 hours a day, gathering data on everything from his sleep quality and heart rate
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There's clearly going to be some issues about the use of data collected from wearables and employees rights - this article is focusing more on the quantifiable self than some of the other opportunities for wearables in the workplace. 

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Apple Watch

Apple Watch | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
The all-singing, all-dancing iPhone for your wrist
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A review of the Apple Watch frm Jonathan Margolis/Financial Times UK - some valid comments. In particular, the lack of compelling 3rd party apps. I'm still waiting for a killer app that understands the user experience..waiting waiting waiting.. 

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Apple Watch app being trialled at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Apple Watch app being trialled at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which has installed more than 2,000 beacons, is trialling an Apple Watch app for members of the Privium frequent flyer programme.
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Things are starting to get exciting when you combine technologies and deliver to wearables. Beacons + Apple Watch = seamless user experience!

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Aruba Happy Flow project launched at Aruba Airport

Aruba Happy Flow project launched at Aruba Airport | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Aruba, the Netherlands, Aruba Airport Authority, Schiphol Group, KLM and Vision-Box have launched the first of its kind Aruba Happy Flow project.
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Combining wearables with the natural user-interface - sorry, that should just be your own face - the ultimate wearable! ;-)

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Wearables booming in Asia-Pacific, so travel and Apple Watch have a big opportunity

Wearables booming in Asia-Pacific, so travel and Apple Watch have a big opportunity | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch is ideal for bite-sized pieces of information consumed in a fraction of a second, giving travel businesses clear parameters to work within.
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Not surprising that APAC is highly active in the wearable market as one of the highest users of social media. Looking forward to more travel apps!

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Wearables will change the way you do business. - PwC Digital Services

Wearables will change the way you do business. - PwC Digital Services | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
When the Apollo 11 astronauts flew to the moon in 1969, they used what was then the most advanced software ever written. But when you drive to the supermarket today,...
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Some examples of opportunities for wearables - there's no date on this piece, feels like 2014 - and no Apple Watches? 

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Man uses an NFC chip implanted in his hand as his boarding pass - Tnooz

Man uses an NFC chip implanted in his hand as his boarding pass  - Tnooz | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
This is probably the first passenger to board a plane using an NFC chip in implanted in their hand. See the video to believe it.
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When wearables become implantables.. We do this with our pets - so is too much of stretch that we'll be doing this to ourselves?

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Improved specs: new Google Glass revealed, not meant for consumers

Improved specs: new Google Glass revealed, not meant for consumers | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
A new iteration of Google's slighted Glass wearable — this time featuring a thick, hinged design and more powerful internals — has been revealed.
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Google Glass v2 - the next iteration including larger prism, hinge, 5GHz wifi, waterproofed & more - but don't hold your breathe - it's not being released to general consumers!

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Google Virtual-Reality System Aims to Enliven Education - The New York Times

Google Virtual-Reality System Aims to Enliven Education - The New York Times | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Expeditions, a field-trip simulation program, will be offered free to schools as Google works to further develop virtual-reality technology.
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Google Cardboard for VR education experiences - or Expeditions. So many opportunities here - exciting times ahead!

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Richard Platt's curator insight, October 11, 2015 7:45 PM

A valuable experiment to attempt on Google's part

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What happened when Schiphol Airport armed passengers with an Apple Watch

What happened when Schiphol Airport armed passengers with an Apple Watch | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Such is the frenzy whenever Apple unveils a new toy that the launch of its Watch in April this year triggered all manner of PR-grabbing by travel brands.
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Another innovation approach from Schiphol airport - combining UX, Apple Watches & beacons. 

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Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance - FT.com

Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance - FT.com | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
He only had himself to blame, Mike Weston thought ruefully as he strapped a Fitbit to his wrist one cold February morning. His company was about to start tracking him 24 hours a day, gathering data on everything from his sleep quality and heart rate
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A project from the Financial Times on Wearables at Work - Sarah O'Connor explores being a "quantified journalist" and impact (dark side too) of wearables in the workplace.

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Braille first smartwatch allows blind to read iPhone messages

Braille first smartwatch allows blind to read iPhone messages | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
A group of university students in South Korea are developing a world first smartwatch that enables blind people to read messages from their smartphones.
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Fantastic initiative! It's about time we started developing wearables to include capabilities that enhance the daily lives of people with disabilities!

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Google Refocuses Glass on Enterprise Uses

Google Refocuses Glass on Enterprise Uses | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Google Glass is being repositioned as a tool for workers in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and energy
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I've always argued (positively) for the use of Glass as an enterprise tool - delighted to see this will be developed further!

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The History Of Wearable Technology - Past, Present And Future

What is wearable technology, where does it come from, who invented the wearable technology, what is the future of wearable technology? These are questions we are asked every day. The words "wearabl...
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A great snapshot history of wearable technology - doesn't really do any future predictions but it's a worthwhile reminder that this is not a new fad! We've been playing with wearables for centuries!! ;-)

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Tech-breakthrough translates opera glasses for the 21st C

Tech-breakthrough translates opera glasses for the 21st C | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Multilingual augmented reality glasses thrill audiences at Avignon Festival tryout.
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Love this... I can see something like this for travellers next.. direct translations of conversations - with a few "lost in translation" moments I'm sure!

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Apple Watch and the potential to unlock voice technology

Apple Watch and the potential to unlock voice technology | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
Invariably any conversation around mobile technology these days turns towards wearables, not least Apple Watch.
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Having had my Watch for a month now - I completely agree with these comments. Most apps are underwhelming, but it's early. Voice activation - now we're talking !! 

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iTWire - Aussie wearables market will be worth $1 billion by 2018

iTWire - Aussie wearables market will be worth $1 billion by 2018 | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
The wearables market in Australia is still in its infancy, but the release of the Apple watch in April, and innovation from other players in the marke...
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Great to see the enterprise opportunities and the potential impact  being discussed in this article. Wearables will be so much more than simply a consumer product!

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Singapore Airlines launches new Apple and Android apps

Singapore Airlines launches new Apple and Android apps | Wearable Devices | Scoop.it
A contextual homepage, Passbook integration and simplified booking and check-in are among the new features on Singapore Airlines’ Apple and Android apps.
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Looking forward to trying out the new Apple Watch app on Singapore Airlines in a few weeks - provided my Watch arrives in time that is!!

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