Reboot Your Suit
Forget about the iPad. That’s so next week or the week after.
the new iPhone that will run on Verizon’s wireless network. That’s so later
this year if the rumors are true.
No, when you think Apple, think, as Fast Company suggests, "something
weird, and yet nerdishly cool at the same time." Think wearable computers.
That’s right. Steve Jobs and company have gone out and hired a senior prototype
scientist who is a freak for computers as clothing.
Richard DeVaul is a new hire at Apple who describes his own expertise in
the area of "product development for mobile & wearable technology" on
his LinkedIn profile, according to the Fast Company report.
Apple, as you would expect, is not going all public with what Dr. DeVaul is
doing for the company.
Carl Howe, director of anywhere research at the Yankee Group, told MacNewsWorld that
it’s not likely we’ll be seeing wearable computers hitting the broad consumer
market in the near future. "The key is to have the wearable computer
do enough for you that you’re willing to put up with the inconvenience of
wearing it all the time and recharging it," he said.
Discussion Questions: Do you see a future for wearable computing devices?
What possible applications do you see for the technology in either the business
or consumer markets?
- Apple Dreams of a Sci-Fi Future: Hires Wearable Computing Scientist – Fast
- Can Apple’s New Hire Create a Winning Wearable Tech Ensemble? – MacNewsWorld