Four Wearables That Will Take Over Mobility


 

Apple fanboys and girls may be chomping at the bit for Apple's rumored iWatch, but real mobility experts know that wearable devices already are changing the way we communicate, research and document our lives.

Emory Craig, director of E-learning at The College of New Rochelle in New York, detailed some of the most innovative wearable devices to a crowd at the Campus Technology conference in Boston.

Craig touched on Google Glass, but quickly moved onto the pricey, but impressive Meta 3D Glasses. Meta 3D Glasses, which are available for $3,000, are “true augmented reality glasses" that are tethered to a pocket computer.

Oculus Rift also has to be tethered to a computer. Craig predicts the virtual reality headset, which currently requires a desktop-style laptop computer, will soon become increasingly mobile.

Narrative Clip is the smallest and most mobile-friendly device Craig showcased. The camera is the size of an iPod Nano, and can clip to a shirt or tie. It continually takes photographs, whether you want to take a picture or not.

"The only way to turn it off is to put it face-down," Craig said.

Narrative Clip is the first device that takes photos without the photographer framing the image or taking out a "camera" device. Most importantly, it has the longest battery life of any of these devices.

"A lot of this requires tremendous processing power, which, of course, requires tremendous battery life," Craig said.

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2014