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Photos: Creative uses of wearable tech

Google Glass at Washington Capitals

Hockey fans at the Washington Capitals games can use Google Glass for instant player stats, through a platform developed by APX Labs.

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Photo: Chris Niewinski

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psengr_techrep
psengr_techrep

Keep your dog in peak physical condition by monitoring his activities as YOU EXERCISE AND PLAY with him.

No batteries required.

TtFH
TtFH

It wouldn't all be negative, Boss... A HUD would allow me to see my speedo without tilting my head downwards - and flash a warning if I'm getting too "carried away", it could be tied with a GPS and flash notices of where I need to turn, stopping me from getting lost or causing a hazard because I'm trying to figure out just where I should be. A warning that I need fuel and where the next servo is. I'm sure there are more benefits, and they don't all have to be distracting. Of course, you could get these features from dash displays, but like I say, I can't see my dash without moving my head and taking my eyes off the road.  Text and email would be distractions, but I'm sure we won't have to have them - and they would probably be illegal to display while riding in my country

BossMare
BossMare

The Nuviz Ride:HUD?  Are you kidding me?  Los Angeles/Southern CA bike commuter.  To be distracted by text messages, emails, or music selections while riding is just plain asking to become road kill.  Your hands and mind should be concentrating on the road, the ride, and the traffic around you, not the same stuff that's already distracting the auto drivers around you.  This MAY be applicable only to touring.