With the market for wearable tech expected to reach as much as US$19 billion by 2018, it’s no wonder why companies big and small are rushing to enter the field. In fact, as part of a concerted effort to show their innovation prowess, a few mobile accessory and wearable tech companies are banding together to launch their new products on January 28. These mobile and wearable computing Kickstarters include Notch, Quebee, Avid Union, and Proscenium.
Below is a summary of what these companies are launching at the end of this month:
Notch is a wearable movement-capture sensor network that uses advanced sensor fusion algorithms to perform skeletal reconstruction of human movement and is designed mobile-first. Notch consists of tiny wearable modules that capture and reconstruct bodily movements in 3D. Notch is scalable from 2 to 14 modules and is perfect for active sports, dance, 3D animation, and quantified-self.
Quebee is the first mobile multi-camera system on Kickstarter and works with your iPhone camera and multiple Qubee cameras to capture video simultaneously from multiple angles. Quebee has a wide angle lens and can capture video continuously for 5 hours or 2 days in time lapse mode. You can control multiple Quebee cameras with a smartphone app, synchronize video, and stream video over the Internet.
The Shield is a tech jacket that recently became among the most successful apparel Kickstarters in recent memory. Now, Avid Union is launching The Blade, a superlative tech case which stores tools for the modern tech warrior keeping them safe and accessible. The Blade features multiple compartments for smart devices and comes with an RFID blocking pouch for identity protection.
Spectre is a first-person horror game built for the Oculus Rift from game developer Proscenium. Explore wondrous haunted locales. Discover riddles and secrets. Escape the wrath of the Spectre lurking in the shadows, or command the Spectre itself, and terrify your friends!
Here’s where you can find out more of these projects. These companies will also be at CES 2014 to demo their products for the first time.