“Earclip-type Wearable PC”- Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer
Japanese researchers are testing tiny ear computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue.
About Earclip-type Wearable PC device
- Invented by: Engineer Kazuhiro Taniguchi (Hiroshima City University, Japan).
- Tiny personal computer: 17-gram wireless device has microchip and data storage that enables users to load software.
- In other words, the device is a battery-powered and comes with built-in storage: users can upload software, apps and files to their ear-worn clip.
- Design was inspired by Ikebana Japanese flower arrangements, also known as kado or ‘way of flowers.’
- Features: Bluetooth capability and equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone.
- Worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue.
- Can be connected to any Bluetooth-enabled device and can be programmed to register certain movements
- Uses infrared sensors that monitor tiny movements inside the ear and can recognize every time a wearer’s eyes and mouth move.
- Useful for rock-climbers, hikers, cyclists, people with disabilities, etc.
Expected to be available in the market from December, 2015.