The Avegant Glyph prototype combines together robust headphones with a virtual reality twist. A video media player is embedded into the frame that can be flipped over the eyes. It contains patented technology that shoots beams of light into the retinas of the user providing a very futuristic type of experience. The product is still in development, but is estimated to be released in 2015.
Muse is an electroencephalography (EEG) device that senses brain activity in an effort to help the wearer manage stress. The headband hooks up wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet and plays sounds through external headphones based on how active the user’s mind is. Their software development kit gives programmers access to the technology giving them the option to interface the headband with other forms of electronics. Examples include automatic beer pouring robots, brain controlled RC cars, and home automation systems.
Misfit Shine is a fitness tracker that can monitor heart rate, steps taken, hours slept, and distances traveled. It can be placed anywhere on the body in specialized necklaces, leather wristbands, socks, and t-shirts that hold the device within hidden compartments. The coin cell battery lasts for up to six months. Graphs and personal data is displayed via a smartphone app.
These smart glasses contain a tiny HD camera that can snap photos and record high quality video with a backup cloud storage connection. Inside each of the frames is small microcontroller with up to 32GB’s of internal space. They have a sleek design that looks a lot like a regular pair of glasses but with a whole bunch of added features. The company also has a developer API that allows individuals to create custom applications integrated into the Epiphany Eyewear platform. Already the prototypes are being tested at concerts and live music events giving an inside look into the perspective of a performer.
This wearable technology is built for self-defense and is primarily used by police squads and government entities. The armband contains a laser pointer, an HD video camera, a flashlight, and a stunner. It provides communication tools as well giving officers the ability to call for back up if needed. Consumer models may be marketed in the future.