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tekochip
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Re: Smart Apparel
tekochip   7/1/2014 1:34:12 PM
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Very true.  It's interesting that a number of technologies these days are waiting for an application.  The technology is there, and the component manufacturers are scrambling to find some way to use it.  It's quite the opposite of having a product desire and scrambling to find a technology to fill the desire.


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Re: Smart Apparel
Cabe Atwell   6/30/2014 5:06:29 PM
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More "wearables" are novelties at the moment. My fitbit... sits on my shelf not being used. IT wasn't as accurate as I thought it would be. Nor does the data give me direction in my progress.

Some day though...

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Re: Smart Apparel
Pubudu   6/27/2014 1:59:15 PM
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And alls Greg affordability is also a major factor when introducing it to the market. Otherwise it will be just an innovation which has no value for the human being. 

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Pubudu   6/27/2014 1:53:02 PM
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Cabe thanks for sharing those info, existing wearable electronics need extra effort to wear, and also it will distract the day today life and movement.  I believe that this effort will turn a new page in wearable electronics with incorporating the sensors directly into the fabric.

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Pubudu   6/27/2014 1:46:42 PM
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Yes Elizabeth, Health care market will be a good opportunity for the businesses in coming years, case that with all those innovation life has become more easy which reduce the exercises. 

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Re: A.K.A. Conformables
fdos   6/24/2014 2:10:56 AM
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@JimT: Yes certain terms do not get outdated. Its simply because of its value that has been created over the time period itself. 

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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A.K.A. Conformables
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/24/2014 12:32:20 AM
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Its interesting to note the term "wearables" is still intact, as well. Because in 2004, my peer & associate Dr. Joseph Dvorak, then, the Motorola Scientist in Residence at the MIT Media Lab, had coined the term, "conformables" for the various electronic devices envisioned to be on-board our persons.

"Conformables" was thought to better define how a device would need to be un-obtrusive and ergonomically tailored to our daily lives; not just "worn" as an electronic device on a belt-clip. I still use the term today, but am afraid it didn't get the traction it needed to become the ubiquitous definition Dr. Dvorak had envisioned.

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The time has come, at long last.
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/24/2014 12:30:40 AM
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Big steps in the Wearable's industry; but I have to say, it's about time.  Specifically, washable garments with removable sensors was on the drawing boards as long as 10 years ago at Motorola Labs.  Good to see that even if Motorola didn't stand the test of time, some of the wearable's concepts made it thru.

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Smart Apparel
Greg M. Jung   6/19/2014 5:40:23 PM
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I look forward to this new development of smart apparel.  In addition to power requirements, I think that size, weight and durability of the device will also be big factors to optimize during the design phase.

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Big companies in the space
Elizabeth M   6/19/2014 6:07:25 AM
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Interesting story, Cabe. It's interesting to see bigger companies invest in wearables like this. It shows the market taking off more beyond just the proof of concept/demo stage into true commercial viability.

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