Technology is so intrinsic to our lives that it is becoming a part of our bodies too. While it may be overkill to turn into Iron Man and take it upon yourself to save the world, many gadgets are now meant to be strapped, belted and buckled to your body.
On-your-eye LCD Google Glass may be the most talked-about gadget owing to the sheer brilliance of its conceptualisation, but it's not alone in its ingenuity. Technology has pervaded every facet of our being, with smart watches and shoes fitted with mini-computers mapping data directly from our bodies.
If Google Glass pretty much kills the smartphone with its call, surf, record and share features, we are yet to see the transition on a mass scale, an unlikely possibility in the near future. Giving competition to Google Glass are Epson Moverio BT, a personal video viewer that lets you access and browse the web while being aware of your surroundings, and the Sony HMZ-T2, an on-eye viewer that gives the best 3D video experience without actually sitting in a theatre. The glasses have two individual OLED panels that adjust pixel light emissions to zero for deep black and stunningly beautiful high-contrast images. Also on the way is the Oculus Rift, a 3D virtual gaming user-friendly headset, pre-orders for which are piling up.
THE WORLD ABOVE YOUR FIST
Activity trackers are one of the most common examples of wearable technology. They store data about you and analyse it using smartphone apps.
POWER YOUR STEP
Smart shoes no longer mean dapper and spit-polished footwear. Now it means sneakers that track your every step, alter in accordance with your energy levels and pack in accelerometers, gyroscopes and pressure sensors. Yes, they can be used to walk or run as well. While
CLIP ON 'N' SHOOT!
A wearable camera is nothing new. It is easy to get hold of spy cameras that snoop from the security of your pocket or a buttonhole. These new wearable cameras, however, are more about chronicling your life and less about spying.
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