Google’s Big Bet on the Future of UI: Gadgets That Predict Your Needs
Android Wear, its OS for smartwatches and Google Glass, won’t be some simplified version of a smartphone UI. Rather, it will be a new kind of beast, whose core experience is lifted heavily from Google Now. The Android Wear UX won’t be a bunch of app icons arrayed on a screen; rather, it’ll be a series of cards, each of which is triggered by whatever you might be doing in the moment.
Materials scientist John Rogers and his firm MC10 have developed flexible electronic circuits that stick directly to the skin like temporary tattoos and monitor the wearer’s health. The Biostamp is a thin electronic mesh that stretches with the skin and monitors temperature, hydration and strain.