By: Steve Mann and Chris Aimone Electric eyeglasses Traditional (analog, optical) eyeglasses modify light by refraction, whereas the next generation of eyeglasses, called "EyeTap" devices, modify light computationally. In the future, instead of having to get new lenses ground, our eyeglass prescriptions will be downloaded over the Internet. These "digital" eyeglasses will provide users with many enhacements over traditional eyewear.
April 02, 2009 my Technomadic Hacks in Cyberpunk Non-Fiction; "C/Punk/Doc" I met Laszlo Kovacs, Director of C/Punk/Doc through the amazing forums @ Cyberpunk Review . He invited me to submit media just as they were wrapping production, so we have a 1.5 minute segment on my Wearable and Nomadic Computing work that begins Act 2 .
I will be maintaining my libraries here: http://bit.ly/pATDBi I am the lead developer for libraries that ship with the Wiring distribution. As per version 1.0 - Wiring will support Arduino boards. You are welcome to check it out! http://wiring.org.co/download/ Button Library for Arduino Author: Alexander Brevig Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 2012-01-22: License changed to GPL v3, and source code is now hosted at SourceForge . Update 2008-03-08: Released version 0.98. NOTE: You may want to look at the SpiffChorder Wiki SpiffChorder is a Chording Keyboard experiment, which means that it is meant as a platform for building your own USB-based chording keyboard, and customizing it any way you like, both in terms of the chord maps, and other functions, including pointing devices etc. In order for this experiment to be beneficial, it is of course released as Open Source (which is also required by the ObDev AVR-USB license ). With the experimental status, there are certainly many things that are not fully done yet.
A few details from decades of daily wear 1) Background (slowly I am trying to gather together and organize what I have been doing with wearables all this time): Wearable Electronics biofeedback devices 1978
first image examples of a wearable computer headsets by prof. m.asahiko tsukamoto at kobe university ( source ) since the dawn of the computer age, people have dreamed of wearable computers directly integrated with our bodies. in these scenarios, the computer would no longer sit on our desks, but be incorporated into our clothing or worn on the body like a pair of glasses. these wearable computers would help us with daily tasks with their technological power, as if they were a sixth sense. proponents of this idea have even gone so far as to suggest embedding computers directly into people, fusing man and machine to create cyborgs. while these dreams may sound far fetched, they are slowly turning into a reality thanks in part to research, technological advances and the public’s fascination with computer-augmented humans.
A chorded keyboard uses only a few keys, but these keys are pressed simultaneously for each letter. A chorded keyboard like a Microwriter may be a better input device, especially for small computers, than many alternatives. The traditional QWERTY keyboard was designed to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming. It assumes the operator is well trained and proficient. Since you have to move the hands, untrained operators find themselves looking at the keys rather than at the display or the material, leading to errors and slow operation. Intensive typewriting movements can be tiring and lead to repetition strain injuries in some operators.