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Slideshow: Wearable Tech on the Rise

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Tool_maker
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Re: Take them or leave them
Tool_maker   9/24/2013 1:05:42 PM
I am most interested in the oral device. Imagine one in every politician's mouth. We could attach a shock device with a remote and then everytime one of them get caught in a lie we could depress a button and POW end of lie. As a fund raiser they could sell/rent one to anyone attending a campaign rally. Just imagine the money they could raise with nary a lobbiest in on the action. In that way when the lie is told, the only one who will really suffer is the politico. Just maybe we would get real legislators as opposed to leeches who sell our country to the highest bidder while they slop at the trough. 

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Mydesign   9/24/2013 10:07:09 AM
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"I still say that the Power Shorts are a great concept. To be able to recharge your smartphone with them is huge. I could really see this concept catching on."

Charles you meant about wifi charging mechanism or any thing else.

Mydesign
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Wearable devices with connectivity
Mydesign   9/24/2013 10:03:25 AM
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"The trend of wearable tech is in full swing, and it doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. Google Glass, smart watches, and fitness trackers are probably the first things that come to mind, but there are many other products in the works that are just as, if not more, exciting."

Lauren, there is no doubt that more and more devices are becoming handy and to wearable model due to the advancement in technology. In one of the ubiquitous project, I had seen wearable smart health monitoring system having BP, Cholesterol, Diabetic and Heart beat monitoring system with connectivity to medical service peoples.

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Chuck_IAG   9/24/2013 10:01:17 AM
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@Charles, a word of caution about the power shorts.  They're not going to look like that on you.

Chuck_IAG
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Chuck_IAG   9/24/2013 9:58:02 AM
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@ Jennifer,

Oh, no, I completely disagree with your negative opinion about the pajama idea.  It's wonderful.  Anything to replace that annoying one-on-one time with your children so you can play games on your smartphone or spend more time on Facebook is going to be a marvelous sociological leap forward.  And your kids get to spend more quality time away from you, too!  How can you possibly see any downside to that?

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jhankwitz   9/24/2013 8:31:11 AM
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A lot of nifty technology went into these wearable gadgets.  Some day that technology may be usefull for developing things needed and wanted by the masses instead of specialty items.  It looks like some of this technology could be bought by Apple for inclusion in an iPhone. They're experts at incorporating the latest technology into widely used applications.

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Corona Rich   9/24/2013 8:25:51 AM
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I saw that those of your from Boston called your transit pass a "Charlie Card" and I just about fell out of my chair.  That's hilarious.

ALthough I'm a left coaster, I sang the MTA song as my solo at a folk music festival a couple years back so I got it right away!

He's man who never returned!

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Charles Murray   9/23/2013 5:48:03 PM
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The one that surprises me the most is Instabeat. A few years ago, you could buy a a heart monitor on a strap that would fit around your chest and measure your heartbeat. But even at that close proximity, there were measurement difficulties. To be able to measure your heartbeat through a pair of goggles is mind-boggling to me.

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Power Shorts
Charles Murray   9/23/2013 5:44:16 PM
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I still say that the Power Shorts are a great concept. To be able to recharge your smartphone with them is huge. I could really see this concept catching on.

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Kapture
Charles Murray   9/23/2013 5:31:55 PM
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I'm curious about the Kapture wristband. What kind of information does it capture and save? Heart rates? I recently shopped for a heartrate monitor and found they had changed dramatically in the last five years.

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