What the above video lacks in audio and production quality it makes up for in its prescience for the future. Sure you could go drop $150 on the Ray Ban website for a pair of Wayfarers OR you could spend the same amount for this pair of HD enabled, socially networked, video streaming sunglasses and its companion iPhone app on Kickstarter. This project is the brainchild of former FLIP engeneers that are:
developing Eyez™, the latest innovation in personal video recording technology. Eyez™ embeds a 720p HDvideo camera within a pair of eyeglasses designed to record live video data. The recorded data can be stored on the 8GB of flash memory within the Eyez™ glasses, transferred via Bluetooth or Micro USB to a computer, or wirelessly transferred to most iPhone or Android devices. After a one-time download of the “Eyez™” smartphone and tablet app, users can wirelessly broadcast the video in real time to their preferred social networking website.
Now, I’m not endorsing this specific project as a winner but it is more signal that wearable computing is on the rise. As the price for enabling components drops, always on connectivity in our pockets and purses increases, and access to low cost manufacturing resources and know-how rises we’ll see innovation continue to push into these most personal forms of computing.