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Title: New Body Art: Wearable Wireless Devices
Author: Scott Stemberger
Publication: IBM developerWorks
Publication Date: 1/2002
Abstract or Excerpt: Wearable computing represents the next big frontier in the push for the "always on, always active, always connected" environment of the future. Envisioned by some as a small hidden device with transmission and storage capabilities that is wirelessly connected to an ear-mounted speaker/microphone, most people think of wearable computers as more suited for Star Trek than for a shopping mall. This article discusses the status of wearable computers; the challenges faced by software and hardware manufacturers in developing effective and widely accepted wearable devices; and the commencement of a new paradigm for how wearable technology can create value for consumers and enterprises.

Title: Wearable Internet Appliance
Abstract or Excerpt: Fairfax, Virginia, July 18, 2001 - Hitachi, Ltd. and Xybernaut Corporation, today announced that Hitachi has entered into a license agreement under Xybernaut's broad patents for wearable computing and communications to develop a Wearable Internet Appliance (WIA) for the consumer market.

Title: Beyond the Bar Code
Author: Charlie Schmidt
Publication: Technology Review
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Within a few years, unobtrusive tags on retail products will send radio signals to their manufacturers, collecting a wealth of information about consumer habits-and also raising privacy concerns.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Privacy, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: radio frequency identification tag, bar code, RFID, Auto-ID Center, MIT

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