Pioneers have experimented with wearing computers for half a century. Yet aside from a few specialized apps like fitness trackers, our bodies remain largely free of the smart tech that fills our pockets and purses.
Why? Besides huge questions around how wearable computing might fit into our social and everyday lives, the technology wasn't ready. Early devices were too bulky, hot, isolated, or hard to use.
Displaying consumer, professional, and home-made devices, On You explores the four key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays. Have they been solved? Come find out, and discover the technology that yearns to be on you!
Join us for the opening of On You: A Story of Wearable Computing on display at the Computer History Museum from June 30th to September 20.
This exhibit is created by Georgia Institute of Technology.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043