… feel free to embrace it. Contrary to what you currently (most likely) think, I’m not going to write about most renown wearable computing project - Google Glass (http://www.google.com/glass/start/) - it’s so well known to everyone, that I’ll focus on some other projects instead.

Quite likely you’ve already heard about project Pebble (http://getpebble.com/), an ultra-successful Kickstarter project that’s all about e-ink watch with open API (only in C, for now) that co-operates with your Android / iOS devices. Idea itself is more than awesome - you can freely customize its display, you can prepare simplified version of full-fledged mobile applications - sky is the limit (some people would say).

The project is successful enough (you have to wait literally months to get a Pebble), that there is a .NET-based clone already (named “The AGENT”) - you can read about it at Scott Hanselman’s blog: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ExclusiveSneakPeekTheAGENTSmartWatchEmulatorAndManagedNETCodeOnMyWrist.aspx. But seriously, it looks nowhere close to as good as Pebble :)

Anyway, smartwatches are just a beginning. If you’re wondering what’s going to be next - check out Myo (https://www.thalmic.com/myo/). Idea of motion-based controller isn’t anything new (mind Natal / Kinect or longly awaited Leap Motionhttps://www.leapmotion.com/product), but this one is not stationary anymore: you just wear it! No cables, no tricky positioning, no cameras - just sensors. How awesome is that? The cool thing is, that’s it’s not only a cool piece of hardware, but they also plan publishing open API, so people will have all means to write their own applications supporting Myo.

Project like that keep appearing these days quite frequently and in my opinion: it’s just a beginning. Devices like Arduino (http://www.arduino.cc/) or Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/) are already here - capable beyond recognition, easy to develop for and cheap as chips. Personally I’ve already started reading up about Raspberry just to make my own opinions on its potential - it seems just too cool to miss it.

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