Losing Steve Jobs has its toll on the company but his spirit and vision of the company is quite clear; innovative, top-quality, interactive, and daily life gadgets making our life easier and more entertaining. Innovation and innovative products has no boundaries and is not associated with only one or two companies, but historically speaking, Apple has been quite successful in pulling off successful innovations and its time that they grab the next big market. Here, I would be discussing about the wearable gadget – iLens to be the next contender in the realm of sophisticated gadgets’ race.
Whats iLens ? It’s a wearable gadget eye lens. ‘i’ in iLens associates the name with Apple company. You still wondering why? Read from the top again.
Now, that every product is shrinking and becoming more personal and touching, this has a natural appeal to be the next contender to replace hand held mobiles, wacky phones, pads, and tops. Things already in research and will-be-in market are:
- Electronic LED Lens - You can view like an Eagle – zoom-in/out -
- Built-in eye motion recognition technology
- Surface computing
Whats left? Nothing. Challenges are many to bring this technology in to market. First, miniaturization of its every aspect whether it be communication peripherals, power (electrical ?), processor, lens polymer sustainability with all the other parts, and may be many more. Next step is to bring in the surface computing via lens-camera, e.g. to navigate pages or use virtual keyboard.
Considerable reserach work done at University of Washington Seattle suggests that the future of iLens doesnt feel like out of the world. Its happening in our life time, for sure!