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Slideshow: Wearable Tech on the Rise

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   10/10/2013 5:54:35 AM
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I think there might be concerns with liquid or other types of material (ahem...we know what I mean!) interfering with a gadget like that, Cadman-LT. Although I am sure it could be strategically placed...although sometimes with diapers and babies there is no such thing as the possibility of strategical placement of something that shouldn't get soiled!

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Elizabeth M   10/10/2013 5:23:06 AM
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Ah, yes, Cadman-LT, you are correct in that people sometimes do very foolish and unthinkable things in general and sometimes especially when it comes to their children. I really hope people wouldn't use the technology in that way. I guess if they do then they aren't very bright anyway and might do something else equally foolish, technology or no technology, so it wouldn't really be the fault of the socks!

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 2:40:25 PM
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Does this mean I should get with the girl that's twerking? as she can charge my phone faster? 

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 2:38:14 PM
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I also thought. If it's for a baby....why not use a diaper, or such. Prolly get the same info and also tell you when they need changed!

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Cadman-LT   10/9/2013 2:36:19 PM
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Yes Elizabeth, the baby stuff is great. It also worries me...just a little....that some parents might put those socks on, go out, and think that they are "monitoring" their kid. i don't know, but people do stupid things.

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Elizabeth M   9/30/2013 5:36:19 AM
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Nice collection! I knew about Squid and Power Shorts (I think I actually wrote about them), but the rest I wasn't aware of. It's quite interesting how far along this technology is. I think the ones that help parents monitor kids are especially cool. Here's another one along those lines that I just wrote about that might be of interest: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=267903

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bdcst   9/25/2013 12:16:02 PM
A second warning.  Not for those who might wet their pants!

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The smart sock
William K.   9/24/2013 8:17:03 PM
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If there were a version of the smart sock that would transmit to a dedicated monitor it would offer me a good value, but to tie upa phone is not a good or even fair value. The dedicated monitor could be accessible via a smart phone, or even programmable to notify in the event of changes. That could offer some real value. Even more value if the parameters were user-programmable.

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The smart sock
William K.   9/24/2013 8:17:03 PM
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If there were a version of the smart sock that would transmit to a dedicated monitor it would offer me a good value, but to tie upa phone is not a good or even fair value. The dedicated monitor could be accessible via a smart phone, or even programmable to notify in the event of changes. That could offer some real value. Even more value if the parameters were user-programmable.

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Charles Murray   9/24/2013 6:06:58 PM
Thanks for the heads-up on that, Chuck_IAG. I think the world would be a better place if I didn't try to wear them.

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