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Wearable PC Being Tested in Japan

wearable-technology-productsThe product is still in the concept phase and being tested but those responsible say the goal is to have a device people would wear in a similar manner to earrings.

Earclip-type Wearable PC, as the device is currently known, weighs a mere 17-grams and is worn similar to a Bluetooth headset. The wireless device has Bluetooth capability, is equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone.

With a goal of having the device on the market for Christmas 2015, the small computer would allow users to go through programs by facial gestures such as wiggling their nose or blinking. Infrared sensors are used to monitor tiny movements inside the ear — an area that moves with each facial gesture.

The device is being introduced as a perfect item for those who are active through to individuals with disabilities because users will not need to use their hands to access it.

A similar model is also being designed with a target of geriatic aid. This device would allow relatives to keep an eye on their older family members and can serve as either a hearing aid or a device to keep track of the wearer’s heart rate or to monitor their body temperature. In addition, the device would alert family members and caregivers if the wearer has fallen.

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