Wearable Computers and Wearable Electronics: The Last Mile to Ubiquitous Computing

Conference: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications - Exploiting the Potential
04/27/2005 - 04/29/2005 at Heidelberg, Germany

Proceedings: EURESCOM Summit 2005 - Ubiquitous Services and Applications

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bürgy, Christian (Wearable Consult, Unterer Burggarten 17, 69221 Dossenheim, Germany)

Wearable computers and wearable electronics constitute the interface between humans and their surrounding ubiquitous computing environment. By wearing IT technology, we gain direct and consistent access to information and communication networks without having to utilize additional devices. This article will discuss definitions and application scenarios of wearable computers and wearable electronics, showing meaningful examples of different device and application classes. Furthermore, the author describes the necessary technology to introduce such systems and gives a prediction on usage scenarios of upcoming applications for wearable technology.