Overview: Wearable Technoloy




Wearable Technology is clothing and accessories that incorporate computer and electronic technology. The clothing is designed to be practical and useful, but include extremely advanced technology simultaneously. The wearable technology can vary from shoes, to glasses, jackets, bracelets, dresses, shirts, and even life vests. These pieces of clothing are able to calculate, find your map coordinates, set energy goals, trace your calorie count, and make the clothing more visually attractive with the help of lights and decorations.

Customization:


Customization influences the technology because of the option to customize your clothing with initials, a color scheme, or the overall design. Wearable technology is related to ubiquitous computing and the development of wearable computers, and is becoming more advanced each day.

Current Technology:


Nike+FuelBand:

Nike+ FuelBand is a bracelet that tracks your daily activity including running, walking, playing basketball, dancing, and many other everyday activities, and is available now. The band tracks each step taken and each calorie burned, and even tells the time. Not only does the Nike+ FuelBand keep track of these activities, but it also helps you set a goal. The band's LED display lights up from red to green, showing your progress throughout the day.The bracelet also lets you view your progress on your Iphone by syncing your Nike+FuelBand on your phone with an app from the app store. It also shows your friends progress as well as your own throughout the day. This band also helps you stay motivated by receiving achievements and rewards as accomplish your goals.The bracelet helps you get on a streak, exceed your goal, and hit milestones throughout your workout. Realizing the effort put into your workouts is another feature that the Nike+ FuelBand includes. By using the app linked to the band, you can share your status on Facebook, Twitter, and Track. Because of the band's extra software called Nike Fuel Mission: Make it Count, it is able to record your everyday movement and make it into a game, turning the workout into something fun. Even more possibilities with the Nike+ device include advancing in your individual "game" and making it onto the leader board. The Nike+FuelBand is fairly available to anyone who wants to buy one, and are easy to get, making it possible for everyone to stay fit and have fun!





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Nike+ Running Gear

Nike has a whole line of wearable technology that is available now, and can be used when you are exercising, including Nike+ Running Gear. Each of these pieces makes you more motivated to exercise , as well as making it an enjoyable experience. Pieces include, the Nike+ SportsWatch GPS, the Nike+ SportsBand, and Nike+ Basketball sneakers.
The Nike+ Sports Watch GPS is "an easy to use device with a customization display." The watch allows you to see all the information that is most important to you and your daily activity. It tracks how many calories burned and your heart rate, includes a GPS, pedometer , and timer, marks your laps and intervals, and is water resistant. Not only does the watch tell time, but it is like your own personal running coach right on your wrist. You are able to set reminders that will help you stay on track and stay motivated. During your run it can store your run history, and can keep tabs on your personal records. You can connect with other runners using this watch, look at mapped runs, and view your improvement throughout your runs. It is surprisingly light weight, stores 8+ hours of runs, and has an 8 hour battery life. Because of its many abilities, it provides encouragement and support so you are able to stay in fit and stay enthusiastic throughout your exercise.
Also part of this collection is the Nike+ SportsBand. This contains a similar concept to the watch because of the ability to be customized to you and your personal interests. The Sports band includes more social aspects, and greater customization options. You can customize your sports band by setting new goals, amp your new routes, and sharing with your runs with friends. Ultimately, the difference between the Nike+ Sports Watch and Nike+ Sports Band is the Nike+ Sensor that comes with the sports band. By placing the Nike+ Sensor inside your Nike+ Shoe, the sensor sends information wirelessly to your sports band, giving feedback on your workout. With the Nike+ Sports Band, your exercise will be more meaningful and helpful toward your fitness.
Nike's collection also contains the Nike Hyperdunk+ Basketball sneakers. These shoes can act as your new basketball coach. They have sensors in the soles of the shoes that track every move that you take. Afterwards, the shoes syncs the information to your iPhone to inform you on how high you jumped, how fast you were, and how efficient you were throughout the game. The shoes can help you improve your game because they give you insight and feedback from other players and even from elite players to notify you on your moves throughout the game, and help you become a stronger player. Despite all the features this shoe contains, the Nike basketball shoes are surprisingly light weight and easy to play with. Their comfortably does not take away from your game, but rather helps you improve with all the features that the shoes have to offer.

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Life Vest
Are you a patient in danger of sudden cardiac failure? Are you tired of not being able to complete daily activities without the worry of death? Well, the Life Vest is for you! The Life Vest is a wearable defibrillator. It’s light weight, easy to wear, and used by a wide range of patients. You wear the Life Vest under your clothing and it straps around your body. The LifeVest continuously monitors your heart beat. If an arrhythmic beat is detected, the Life Vest instantly delivers a shock treatment to bring it back to a normal beat. Now patients in danger of sudden cardiac failure can be worry-free and complete daily activities like never before. This device revolutionizes medical assistance to constantly keep patients safe. Automatic External Defibrillators require a bystander to witness the accident and act right away. But what if there is no one around? For every minute after the accident occurs, chances of survival decrease by 10%. The life vest is a product currently available to customers.

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Future Technology:

Google Glass:
Google is currently in the process of making Google glasses, glasses that will soon be incorporated into your everyday life. The glasses act in place of your smartphone, making them moreaccessible and convent By saying commands to your Google glasses, you are able to call, text, find directions, face-time and set reminders. With the glasses, you are able to take pictures completely hand free, while also recording videos. The glasses are also able to translate your voice into different languages, making them convent for people of all different languages. The glasses consist of a strong design, but are light-weight, and may be sold in different colors/come in all different colors and have a strong but light design. By just using your voice, you are able to do incredible things with the glasses. Google glasses have the possibility to make your life more convent faster, and interesting; however the glasses are expensive and are only sold if you apply in advance. Very recently, they have just banned the Google glasses because the verdict was that they are unsafe. It is a shame because this is a very cool piece of wearable technology thatwould make your life more interesting but now, it will never come out for people's use.

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Disney Magic Band

A new project started by Disney is the "Magic Band." The "Magic Band" is a wearable band that contains a chip similar to an RFID. The bands "are used to drive a narrative around the park." For example, if a young girl is eagerly waiting to meet a Disney princess, the princess would be able to instantly recognize the children visiting. In order to do this, the Princess would have an earpiece connected to a mobile phone that would be able to read the wristbands and know the child’s name, and where she lives. This can build memories and stories for the children to tell, just because of the great technology. "These can be great devices for health but can also be very interesting for storytellers to be able to judge the emotional impact of stories on people," Adrian Hon said, referring to the top five new wearable technologies. "Storytellers can then learn how to optimize their stories."



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Wearable Technology and Customization


"This generation changes everything in the "world" around them - their desktop, website, ringtone." (Tapscott 34) The technology in this generation is incredibly unique and convenient toward everyday life. In order for the technology to be efficiently advertised and sold to teenagers and adults in this generation, the technology should be correctly customized to fit the everyday needs of the customers. Net Gen should create a new product with the ability to change your clothes with the press of a button. The clothing could be designed by color, size, and style, fitting each person like a glove. For education, wearable technology could have a positive influence in the classroom. Students could be able to easily access the internet, link the user to social networks, and interact with their surroundings in a more efficient way. Wearable technology could give students the opportunity to learn at a quicker speed and access more information when they have questions. Because the technology would be customized, the student would be able to personalize their technology to their own learning speed. Instead of moving as a class, the environment could become more individual and fitted to the student.

Wearable Technology Influencing Education


In the future, wearable technology would positively benefit the school environment. Being able to search the web on a watch, glasses, or bracelet would give students the oppurtunity to look up information or start projects in school and easily be able to access them at home. Although texting and calling is currently prohibited in schools, student could have been able to benefit from using these devices in classes. Students can efficiently use watches to check time, temperature, map coordinates, their energy level, and other friend's information in gym class. Bracelets similar to the Nike+Fuel Band could further enable students to keep motivated throughout gym class and achieve goals. Also in gym, wearable technology could change your outfit with the change of a button. If this was available in the future, students and teachers could save time, rather than wasting ten plus minutes on the students getting dressed for the class. In regular classes, students could record information with wearable technology glasses to go back and look at the lesson or take additional notes. Recording lessons in class could also be used by teachers in case a student was absent and wanted to go back and watch or listen to the lesson from that day. Instead of lugging around heavy backpacks to and from class, wearable technology could possibly enable students to use their jacket as a backpack. The jacket could easily store papers and pencils. In the future, textbooks could also be banished with the help of wearable technology. Bracelets, google glasses, or watches could provide the online versions of textbooks right at your fingertips. Rather than having a computer room in all schools, students would have their own personalized "computers" embedded in their technology. With this feature, money could be saved for the school. Saving paper in schools could also be made possible by wearable technology. Everyday, students complete tests, quizzes, homework, notes, and worksheets on numerous pieces of paper, killing thousands of trees a day. With wearable technology, students could take notes and complete homework by talking into their google glasses, typing into keypads that slide out of jackets, or typing into their iWatch. They would be able to view what they type or spoke anywhere, at anytime. Overall, by incorporating wearable technology into the school environment, classes will become more efficient and convenient for both the student and the teacher.