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Slideshow: Wearable Tech on the Rise

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NadineJ
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NadineJ   9/23/2013 12:03:11 PM
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I agree Jennifer and Nancy.  Some go in the wrong direction.  The 7-whys weren't asked in those design meetings.

It's good to see so many companies exploring new ideas.  If the Sesame Ring were more attractive, it could be very useful for security as well as public transit.  As it is now, it would be lost quickly.  No one would keep it on very long.

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Nancy Golden   9/23/2013 11:33:53 AM
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I agree with you Jennifer - and I think several of them do go too far. I already want to throw my smart phone out the car window sometimes - the embrace makes me want to scream and run away. 

Actually, wearable tech has been around for a long time. We have a swimming pool in the back yard and when my fifteen year old son was a toddler, I was anxious to have several layers of safety protection in place. One of them included his wearing a wristband with a cute turtle on it. If it got wet, it would transmit a signal to the base station in the house that would cause an alarm to go off. Now this is one piece of wearable tech that I think is very worthwhile: http://www.safetyturtle.com

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Jennifer Campbell   9/23/2013 10:36:54 AM
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Very interesting slideshow, Lauren. As a resident of a Boston suburb, and frequent rider of the "T," I have to say the Sesame Ring is a great invention and a cool accessory. I can never find that darn Charlie Card.

As a mom, I like the idea of the infant sock. There were many nights after my daughter was born that I just stood over her crib, making sure she was still breathing. As for the pajamas, how hard is it to pick up a book and read it? That one seems to go a little too far for me. Sort-of like the TweetPee!

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