Wearables are not just about counting steps or monitoring heart rates; the potential applications for wearables are truly amazing and widespread. Offering convenience, safety, and entertainment, these technological innovations have the ability to improve everyday life. In fact, researchers are working right now to create the wearables of the future. In Engadget’s recent Public Access article, Giving Dogs a Voice, Thad Starner, Professor of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and Technical Lead on Google’s Glass, gives a glimpse into a new wearable that helps service dogs communicate.
In this case, wearables would allow service dogs to communicate more effectively with humans. For example, a service dog could be trained to tug on a certain sensor that triggers a pre-recorded message designed to recruit help from humans in the vicinity. New developments in wearables research are profound. Are you interested in learning more about the future of wearables? Thad will provide insight on this topic at the annual SXSW Conference and Festival, 10-19 March, 2017. The session, Not Your Mama’s Wearables, is included in the IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at SXSW. For more information visit the Tech For Humanity website.