Smart Clothes move closer to Reality

Ever thought of wearing clothes which connect to other devices using bluetooth or haver motion sensors? Well, Intel have announced at CES in Las Vegas, a new button sized computing system designed for smart clothes and other wearables. Named Curie, the module is highly power efficient and highly integrated with a processor and controller, a bluetooth low-energy radio, motion sensors and a coin-sizes battery with recharging capability. In short, it is Intel’s first purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) for wearable devices. The module is scheduled to ship in the second half of this year.

The ideas for how this will change what we door how we use IT in general but it isn’t hard to imagine a few applications such as a proximity notifier when passing a store with coupons available or even recognising you and having your favourite coffee ready for you at the counter when entering a coffee shop.

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