Monday, June 26, 2006
Tele-care wristwatch PC
A new wrist-worn PC has been developed and demonstrated to the military forces. This device, which can run Linux or Windows CE, is a hands-free computer which handles wireless networking and GPS tracking. It also comes with a 240 x 320 pixels touchscreen and has a battery which can last about 8 hours. It only weighs 300 grams.
Yet more importantly it can be used by healthcare or law enforcement personnel. According to specifications:
"The wireless functionalities of the WL 1000 ensure continuous connectivity no matter the location of the user, by utilizing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS capabilities. Using Linux or Windows CE operating systems, the unit can be quickly configured to access any remote host system through integrated wired or wireless interfaces."
Imagine the potential benefits for tele-care workers in the field as well as emergency response teams?