Everyone is talking about the iWatch. Well, if you think that the first wearable device ever to be created, you are a million miles away from reality. Wearable computing devices have been here for quite a while now, but you were not quite aware of their existence. Interestingly, most of these devices could easily perform the tasks they were built for, with no room for errors what so ever. Lets check a few of these.
Algebraic Calculator Watch/Year – 1977:
Developed by Hewlett – Packard, this was specially designed for the geeks. The watch has 28 tiny keys with 4 elevated keys for easy finger access. It also possessed a few recessed keys, but they could still be pressed using fingers alone. However, the rest of the keys needed a stylus.
Backpack mounted computer/Year-1981:
Invented by Steve Mann, the gadget was used to control photographic equipment such as flash bulbs, cameras and other similar photographic systems. The gadget might seem a bit funny loaded on your back, but is highly powerful, much more than you expect it to be.
Wrist Computer/Year – 1994:
Worked upon by Mike Ruicci and Edgar Matias, this one was tagged as the first ever fully functional Wrist Computer. The gadget was actually built from a modified HP95LX palmtop computer. It also featured a QWERTY keypad.
Google Glass/Year – 2013:
You surely know about this recent invention. This amazing gadget can do a lot for you. From taking photos to recording high definition videos, it can help you out with almost everything. The device is yet to be launched. So you will probably have to wait for a while until you get your hands on it.