Wearable Expo 2015
Dates: 2015.1.14(Wed) - 16(Fri) Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Latest Devices/Technologies such as Smart Glasses/ Smart Watches, Long life Batteries, and Textile Conductive Materials for noise reduction and electronic poles for the complex Micro Sensors are exhibited at the Tokyo Big Site.
I attended the following four seminars during the Expo:
1." Towards the Coming Wearable Era: Approaches to Fujitsu's Wearable Technology"
by Fujitsu President and Representative Director Hideyuki Saso
Shifting from Internet and Cloud era to IoT(Internet of Things) era
=50 billion devices and sensors to be connected with the Internet by 2020.
Smart Phones today with a Speed of 167 Gflops is equivalent to Super Computers twenty years ago. Network speed is changing from Giga bit to Tera bit.
The computer will be able to be operated hands and monitor free in the future by using intelligent glove, voice recognition, body language and eye movement for medical and industrial purposes.
2.Sony's Wearable Strategy
by Tomokazu Tajima Senior Vice President, UX Creative Design & Planning, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Cooperation among all segments of the society is required for the development of various gadgets including the field of entertainment
The Smart phone is not only an ordinary communication tool, it is already a necessity.
Smart ware is allowing users to experience a "Look Up" way.
Forecast the market with the new generation, gender roles, urbanization and demands from Asia and Africa.
3."Can Wearable Technology Unlock The True Potential Of The Internet "
by Dan Eisenhardt FOUNDER & CEO, Recon Instruments Inc.
The internet means Big Data. Internet + IOT = Explosion of Data.
Presently, we are generating 2.3 trillion Gb everyday and by the year 2020 it will increase by more or less twenty times or 40 trillion Gb per day.
Key challenges : Development of superior battery life, designs, weight, durability , modularity, interface, privacy protection and standardization with multiple variations and lower cost.
Potential markets are sports, manufacturing, and leisure industries as well as individual consumers.
4."Epson's Wearable Products Business"
by Yoshiyuki Moriyama Chief Operating Officer / Sensing System Operations Div.,Executive Officer,Seiko Epson Corp.
Epson started wearable products in 1969 Quartz Watch,1982 TV Watch and 1984 Wrist Computer.
Created better lifestyles of original, high-precision wearables composed of ultra-high precision sensing technology and micro display technology with AR(augmented reality).
Produced Watch-Type Pulse Monitors with light sensors accurately measuring Blood Flow and Heart rate.
Manufactured MOVERIO BT-200 also known as the next generation smart glasses
Overall, I felt that the presentations were abstract because their data lacked specific products and information.
AR(仮想現実：augmented reality ) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.