Abstract: This is an extract from TED blog and TEDTalks Technology conference exploring the usage of a Wearable Technology such as Google Glass and the implication for the fashion industry. How will this new product (Glass) affect customers perspectives and the industry as a whole. How will the new next revolution in wearable technology, could be a game charger. What are the implications of Google Glass Project for prescription lenses and others?
Google’s target clientele is the general public, but it doesn’t hurt to have fashion heavyweights like Diane von Furstenberg as endorsers. Von Furstenberg incorporated Glass into her show at New York Fashion Week last year and has been a strong advocate of the frames. As she toldThe New York Times, accessories “tell someone that extra bit about you, and I think to wear Glass is to show that you are engaged, you are current, you are open to new things.” In other words: Glass can be a fashion statement.
Another extract from TED Talks, Posted by: Elizabeth Jacobs September 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm EST
“The arm mount will fit Google Glass perfectly, and it will be available in a number of colours that will match Glass colours,” Tim Moore from Google Glass explorer Team said.
“One of the first wearable technology items Rochester Optical will be producing are custom prescription, fashion, and sport lenses for Google Glass, available for purchase in early 2014.”
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- Hackerspaces project on wearable Technology (http://hackerspaces.org)
- Google Glass in Vogue: How the device is shattering the barrier between fashion and Tech (blog.ted.com)
- Google Wants To Put Google Glass In Optometrist Offices Around the U.S. (technobuffalo.com)
- Google Glass wearers will be seeing clearly with prescription lenses in 2014 (mirror.co.uk)
- Americans ‘Mixed’ on Wearable Tech, Leaning Towards Skeptical (wearablecomputingreview.com)
- Wearable Tech Application: Apply Wearable Technology to the Airport Experience (wearablecomputingreview.com)
- Next frontier for wearable technology: fashion (anaandjelic.typepad.com)
- A woman in California (US) became the first person to be arrested for wearing Google Glass (Mirror.co.uk)