DailyDirt: Wearing Technology On Your Sleeve (Or In Your Brain)
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Technology gets smaller and smaller and ever more personalized as it matures. Computers used to fill entire rooms (and they still can...), but it's far more common for powerful computational devices to be able to fit in a pocket. Curiously, though, wearing gadgets seems to still be largely restricted to wristwatches. Maybe that'll change, and we'll actually get computers in our shoes someday. We'd love to see more examples, so here are a few links on some technology that we might wear in the future.
- BMW sponsored a bunch of "urban transportation concepts" for wearable personal transportation. But a lot of these designs look much less useful than a Segway. [url]
- Really small supercapacitors grown on fibers could create a variety of textiles that could act like batteries. We probably won't be wearing batteries anytime soon, but flexible batteries might be useful. [url]
- A paralyzed woman has learned to control a BrainGate implant and has used it as a computer input device for over 1,000 days. She can perform "point and click" actions with >90% accuracy. [url]
- To discover more interesting tech-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]