[TECHNOLOGY: WEARABLE TECH]
Purposes: Measure heart rate, number of steps, calories burned, perspiration, temperature, and distance traveled. Often hooked up to other devices via Bluetooth. Can come in the form of wristbands, headbands, and armbands.
Examples: Samsung Gear Fit, Fitbit, Vivosmart, Nike Bands
Primarily achieved by projecting interactive visuals onto transparent or semitransparent Glass. Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented reality does not surround the user, and can even interact with the world around the user. Can come in the form of glasses and handheld displays, however lens displays are currently under development. Applications are varied, however noteworthy ones include Design work, Medicine, and Education
Examples: Microsoft Hololens, Google Glass, Pokemon GO, iPhone X Apps
There are a number of new technologies and processes that, while theorized, have not been developed successfully into a widespread product or service, including: Flexible and Fabric Circuits, Electro-Chromic Materials, Holosonic Speakers, and biotechnology.
Bluetooth is a general reference to short-distance, short-wave communication, usually associated with hands-free headsets. Bluetooth technology offers its users the ability to use their wireless devices without using their hands.
Examples: Bluetooth headsets, Wireless speakers
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Medical Applications are a variety of prescribed pieces of technology given to people with disabilities. Examples include, but are not limited to: Hearing Aids, Glucose Meters, Sensory Nodes, and Portable Heart Monitors
Sound Cancelling tech usually comes in the form of overhead or earbud headphones. The technology behind full noise cancelling headphones is simple, but with a complex execution: It detects incoming soundwaves, and creates an alternating sound that cancels out the original. Sound cancelling is different from sound masking, a practice of creating an imperceptible white noise that drowns out sound above a certain decibel. Current applications are limited to consumer products and medical devices.
Examples: Bose QuietComfort, Philips Fidelio, Sony MDR
SKIN DISPLAY TECH
This is near-future tech that is not fully developed today. It's not clear that it will eventually be developed into consumer products, but It it not at all far-fetched. This Singularity Hub article explains the current advancements and challenges.
THE RUFUS CUFF
Somewhere between a smart phone strapped to you wrist and a smart watch. Runs full android apps but is tethered to your phone. Similar products like the Neptune Pine . This 2014 tech can easily be fitted with full phone tech and not require tethering