Intel is pushing wearable ideas, and the concepts are pretty cool

Intel is pushing wearable ideas, and the concepts are pretty cool
Intel is making a big push into wearables, where it can be argued that no one system rules the roost just yet. This gives the chipmaker an opportunity to encourage developers to bring a new vision to wearables, not just how they might interact with our smartphones, or with us, but with everything in general.

It follows the “internet of things” motif you have probably been reading a lot about over the past year. Think of it as wearables for everything.  At the Intel Developer Forum last month, the company announced a new series of CPUs, Dell announced the new Venue 8 7000 Series which will be the first to use Intel’s RealSense image processing, and Intel made sure everyone knew that it was planning to be on the inside of a lot of wearables in the future.

To bolster developer interest in this initiative, Intel has been holding a Make it Wearable contest, the finalists of which have been announced over the past couple weeks.  The teams will be presenting their prototype designs at a finale event in San Francisco on November 3rd.

There are 10 finalists, of which, 8 have video previews of their developments. Of the two that do not have a video preview (yet), the first is Team BABYBE, which is building an “emotional prosthetic” designed to connect mothers and their premature baby in a NICU environment. The second is Team VUMBL, which is a sports and activity necklace that will monitor information from the body, and relay to the user via touch.

The rest of the ideas span the spectrum from pregnancy health, to modular smartwatchs, to wearable drones, an even a wearable personal thermostat. As you might imagine, all these devices use Intel chips as the control platforms, and the winner of the Make it Wearable competition will receive a handsome cash reward.  Which one do you want to win?


source: Intel

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5 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hope all of them win something....or atleast get them on kickstarter...im sure all of them will find some one or the other interested....

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

"and the winner of the Make it Wearable competition will " be intel....

3. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I have already watched Wearable drone concept.. It's a great idea.. Wish it comes to market soon.. So I can have it with my FPV Quadcopter collections..

4. Raihanpatel111 unregistered

I personally found Open Bionics's idea best

5. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

first vision and snowcookie are kind of out there, but the rest are amazing. Hope proglove becomes a real thing

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