2014年5月24日 星期六

我喜歡的智惠型穿載及物聯網裝置 ( IOT ( Internet of Things ) devices I like )

Google Glass

Google 眼鏡因為沒有鍵盤,一切都要「語音控制」(目前只支援英文),所以眼鏡本身功能的管理,全部都是以手機端的 App、 網頁端的 My Glass 網站來進行。

最基本的天氣預報等 Google Now 資訊,當然也都在 Google 眼鏡上可以隨時讀取。

我感覺只要 Google Now 持續的強化(目前也確實如此),那麼 Google 眼鏡就會是最能代表 Google Now 的設備, Google Glass 也會因為 Google Now 而成為「有用的智能助理」。任何我接下來需要的資訊、行動,都可以隨時、即時、自動的彈出在我的眼前,並且讓我決定如何互動。

Google Glass 的即時通訊

當然, Google Glass 也會是一個很棒的通訊工具,可看作你的藍牙耳麥的超級進化版。透過藍牙與你的手機連結後, Google 眼鏡真的可以幫你接電話、講電話,甚至呼叫手機通訊錄、控制撥打手機電話,而我的雙手可以繼續進行我的工作與行動,只要語音命令就可以讓 Google Glass 完成電話撥接。

Google Glass更新:餐廳訂位、路況回報及第三方語音控制等功能

在Google Glass的XE8最新發表更新中,這次Google Glass搭載的Google Now功能將有新了的內容更新,且可使用第三方語音應用更新和影片播放控制等功能。

Google Glass在Google Now功能更新包括:旅館及餐廳訂位、演唱會門票預訂及提醒、院線電影放映的資訊、緊急災害提醒、交通狀況回報及提醒、天氣預報、隨時查看運動賽事等。

Google Glass在主選單中新增了「第三方語音控制」選項,可支援Path以及Evernote等應用。

此外Google Glass影片播放時,新增了可讓用戶在影片播放時控制影片播放的狀態,暫停、播放、快轉等。

Smart Band  智能手環 – 人體微型電腦

先來看看智能手環的功能與運作。智能手環為了講求動作判斷精準程度,通常會建議選擇適合手腕寬幅的尺寸,避免過於寬鬆而誤判數據。基本上 Jawbone UP的運作原理同樣採用動態感應元件作為動作識別,Jawbone Up 設計團隊在官網影片中針對製作方式做了說明:「對於這件腕戴式產品,我們的期望是它能像手錶一樣耐用、又像手鐲一樣時尚,UP…需要創造各種新的『製造』方式,還需要開發各種新的產品測試方法,…最大的難題在於鑄模,它內部電子零件小巧精密,因此必須解決這些艱難挑戰,讓它非常堅固、非常耐用、而且非常輕,能夠輕鬆配戴,同時還要完全防水及液體。必須進行掉落測試,確認它們在各種意外的墜落後都能安然無恙…..電路板上每個零件的位置都必須精密規劃,才能夠為整個系統提供適當的機械支援」。穿戴式產品的出現,使人們可量化自己每天的數據,注意飲食、睡眠、運動等健康資訊,與智慧型手機同步後也可結合社群網站分享資訊。

智能手環能夠記錄哪些活動?在一般模式下使用的時候,UP將記錄用戶的運動數據,包括步數、步行距離、活動時間(1天的總和)、最長活動時間、最長非活動時間(伏案工作似乎包括在這一項目中)、總消耗量(消耗的卡路裡)、活動消耗量(運動消耗的卡路裡)、非活動消耗量(基礎代謝)。帶在手上幾乎無重量感,可兼具時尚、紀錄等功能,加上穿戴式電子產品盛行,已引起市場注意。

Jawbone花錢買專利  咕咚複製無侵權?

Jawbone與動態感應技術廠商 Fullpower-MotionX 合作,動態感應技術一向是該公司的亮點。今年四月底,Jawbone 宣佈以 1.1 億美金買下具有多項穿戴式監測裝置技術專利的BodyMedia,瞬間增加至少數十個感應專利(USPTO 輸入 BodyMedia 所查詢到的專利。Jawbone 花大錢買專利,而咕咚智能手環的相似有無涉及侵權問題呢?

智能手環下一步:健檢諮詢 開放API

雖然智能手環可以做到「量化己身」,但是如果只有提供數據,使用者容易感到無聊,產品的新鮮感與實用性就會降低很多。未來應會加上健檢指標,與醫院或健康諮詢單位合作,讓使用者可直接上傳數據便能獲得檢測分析報告、及醫生或運動專家的建議,如此才能增加手環的價值,並使盈利過程拉長。咕咚已宣佈在和百度雲合作後,數據相關業務會被放上相當重要的位置,而 Jawbone未來將進一步擴增旗下體能監控的應用範疇,也將開放旗下API內容,讓開發者可以設計更多Jawbone UP應用功能。

雲端服務加入戰場,智能手環市場大車拼,未來提供的服務還有得瞧。


Dog collar

Whistle is a wireless based sensor device attached to a dog's collar that collects data depending on a dog's age, breed and weight during the day. The data is sent to an accompanying iOS device, which can be translated into a graph by special algorithms, to reveal how much and how quickly the dog has moved around.

The device also tracks the dog's exact location using GPS, an accelerometer and cellular wireless technology. Battery life is said to be 10 days with an LED light showing when it needs topping up.

Whistle, the makers behind the $100 tracker, said it will give owners "a new perspective on day-to-day behaviour and long-term health trends".

Toothbrush

Kolibree's electric toothbrush keeps track of brushing habits and techniques by analysing the movements and the length of brushing with monitoring and scoring scales. The waterproof device sends data to your smartphone with notes on whether you brushed long enough and reached the important parts of your teeth and gums. ( Kolibree 的電動牙刷跟踪通過分析運動刷牙習慣和方法中的,並與監測和得分秤刷牙的時間。防水裝置將數據發送到您的智能手機與筆記您是否刷夠長,達到你的牙齒和牙齦的重要組成部分。)

The app, which includes tips on how to brush better, can also be configured to track the brushing data of family and friends unless they choose to keep it private. 


The wearable gadget, developed by Rest Devices, is a sleep suit and baby monitor that tracks a baby wearer's temperature, breathing rate, body position and activity level.

The waterproof plastic turtle above has a temperature sensor, accelerometer and Bluetooth low-energy chip that sends audio and data in real time to connected apps for iOS and Android devices.

Users can also view past logs to understand their baby's sleeping patterns.

Oven

Dacor, a kitchen appliances maker, unveiled the world's first smart oven at CES. Powered by a Samsung 1GHz Processor, the Dacor Discovery iQ cooker has self-cleaning tools, its own colour touch control screen and a four-part convection system that reduces cooking time.

The oven is controlled from an Android or iOS smartphone, which include apps that provide cooking instructions and recipe videos. Users are alerted when heating is completed and guests can be told when dinner is ready.

LG HomeChat system

LG unveiled a HomeChat system earlier this year that allows users to send text messages to appliances and then get responses.

David VanderWaal, the firm's head of appliance brand marketing in the US, said that by texting "what are you up to?" to a washing machine for example, users can get a reply such as: "I'm just finishing the spin cycle, I won't be long."

Users could tell a washer machine to start a load of laundry or a hover to clean up before they get home, while fridges could tell owners how much food or drink it has left.

The system is expected to be released in America later this year.


Beddit is a film sensor that lies under your sheets. It tracks your sleep, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movements and snoring, and no wearable sensors are required. When you're asleep, sensors send the data via Bluetooth to your smartphone and in the morning, the smartphone app shows you your sleeping performance as well as tips on how to improve it. Other features include an integrated alarm clock, sleeping statistics and other coaching tips. All this can be controlled from your iOS or Android device. ( Beddit 是一種薄膜傳感器,根據你的床單所在。它跟踪你的睡眠,心臟速率,呼吸節奏,動作和打鼾,也沒有穿戴式傳感器是必需的。當你睡著了,感應器通過藍牙將數據發送到您的智能手機,並在早晨,智能手機的應用程式顯示了你的睡眠與健康表現。)

Nobody wants to sleep with an extra wristband (or a headband, for that matter). Beddit is placed in your bed, under the sheet. You won't feel it at all.

Beddit gives you more with less. No hassle, but rich, accurate data and tips to help you sleep well and feel refreshed.

Beddit is based on ballistocardiography (BCG), a scientific method for measuring cardiorespiratory functions.

It detects the tiny movements caused by respiration and heartbeats, and turns them into useful sleep and wellness information and guidance.

Owlet Infant Health Tracker

No one is more concerned with health than the mother of an infant, and with the rising availability of wrist-worn fitness tracking devices, it only makes sense that a baby-sized health tracker would pop up.

Meet Owlet, one of our hardware battlefield companies.

Owlet is an ankle-worn health tracking device for your baby, with an accompanying app that gives you a readout on your little bundle of joy’s health at any time.

Owlet tracks heart rate, oxygen levels, skin temperature and even provides rollover alerts during sleep. ( Owlet 跟踪你的心臟速率,氧含量,皮膚溫度,甚至在睡覺時提供翻轉警示。)

It all works with a system called Pulse oximetry, which has been used in hospitals and in pediatrics for years. By using red and infrared lights, the “smart sock” as they call it, can measure heart rate and oxygen levels without being invasive.

The smart sock then transmits the information its recording to a smartphone app via Bluetooth 4.0. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can plug in the smart sock via USB to see metrics on your computer, or connect the smart sock to your home Wifi network to see readouts on any connected device.

The sock is hypoallergenic, wireless, and all the electronic components are housed in a resistant silicone case to make sure no one gets electrocuted.

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