When smartphones were first introduced, they were beloved by one and all for the fact that they offered folks computing functions in the palm of their hands. Smartphones have come a long way since and manufacturers are now exploring the possibilities of creating devices that you can wear instead of holding them in your hand. Smartphone makers around the world are already working on their own version of the wearable smartphone and NTT Docomo has released its version of the wearable phone which can be worn over the head. Yup, you read that right, the company has just launched a prototype of a head-mounted smartphone.
Shown off at the CEATEC Japan 2012, the new NTT Docomo device is shaped like a pair of glasses and currently offers just four basic functions including video calling, health monitoring, augmented reality shopping and a virtual office function that would also feature an augmented reality keyboard. The device would allow users to make interacting with the real world more virtual-life friendly by providing them with a steady flow of information through the day right in front of their faces.
If it does indeed make it into production, the wearable smartphone could be the ultimate hands-free device for people who don’t mind having their face occupied by a smartphone but for people who find technology too invasive, the head-mounted smartphone might be a tad too overwhelming.
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