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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/18/2015 | 5:27:25 PM
Re: Synergisms
What sort of heads-up display do you see coming?

Something like Google Glass or totally different?
danielcawrey
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9/18/2015 | 3:49:42 PM
Re: Synergisms
I see smartwatches as the evolution of the smartphone. Eventually I think watches are going to be a lot better for all of us. Over time, I would expect these devices to pair nicely with heads-up displays to provide a total system that can be a lot safer than constantly looking down at a phone. 
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/18/2015 | 2:52:57 PM
Re: Wearables for Hands Free
Yes, this is really going to impact the factory floor.

Do you think the  white collar worker will be as impacted?
Stratustician
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9/18/2015 | 2:37:41 PM
Wearables for Hands Free
I wrote a post about this topics awhile ago, and one of the really cool things that I came across was how wearables are helping in industries where there is more "dangerous work" being done.  Not just first responders, but in construction where hands-free makes it safer for them when working in more dangerous locations where they need to access information, but might not be able to use a traditional device.  I expect Google's project Aura is going to expand to see how they can better cater to these industries and provide new tools to make them more safer, while giving them more access to technology to make their jobs easier.  Imagine being able to see exactly where a faulty piece of equipment is through Google Glass instead of handling a device.  This could be a great benefit for many industries.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/17/2015 | 3:12:24 PM
Re: Synergisms
The BraveNewWorld of sensors, huh?

The less power they suck up; the better they are.
Gary_EL
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9/17/2015 | 3:10:02 PM
Synergisms
Where this new industry is going to go is anyone's guess, but one thing is for sure - whatever develops is going to have to run on tiny bites of electrical power. This is creating whole new avenues in hardware engineering, as engineers scramble to reinvent standard devices that can function with hundreds of picoamps of input power instead of power in the milliamp range as formerly required. Whole new emphasis is being placed on wireless charging, because many of these devices communicate via bluetooth, and are too small for even micro USB ports. Of course, all of this marches hand in hand with what's needed for the IOT.


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