Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Google-Levi's Wearable

They can get a cool, huge display on it. 

Omni-touch already used PicoP and was a reliable demo. With Microvisions new display engine, something like six cubic centimeters gets a great display on a jacket.

I'm sure washing it is going to be a problem, but I like where they're going.

Christian Science Monitor

"At first, we wanted to put a display on it, the bigger the better," said Ivan Poupyrev, technical program lead at Google’s Advanced Technology And Products (ATAP) group, during the SXSW panel. "But Paul said 'no, there can’t be blinks on the jacket, we don’t do that. Our customers are cool urban people and blinking on your jacket is uncool.' "  

Unlike Google Glass, which aimed to dazzle users with new augmented reality technology, the Jacquard commuter jacket doesn't have capabilities beyond those offered on the average smartphone. Its primary benefits, as touted in a promotional video, are the wearer's ability to swipe from one song to another and get map updates without having to pull out a cellphone or glance at a smart watch. 

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