Wearable Gills and Augmented Reality Contact Lenses- Tech News Tuesday – P.I. Podcast #38

Back on track with the Tech News Tuesdays for private investigators we discuss a few interesting items that have made the news recently that I see having a potential impact with investigators in the future.  Below is a summary and links to the news articles for each news item discussed.

Augmented Reality Contact Lenses and Glasses

The augmented reality contact lenses and glasses combo might be the next big thing with wearable technology.  The makers of this technology, Innovega allow for a very interactive experience with this wearable technology. 

I think the best way to get a better explanation of this technology is by watching the video they made on Youtube below.

New York police order Google Glass for Testing.

I know I just reported how law enforcement has been giving citizens a hard time for wearing Google Glass.  However with the New York police ordering these so they can be tested in the field, I believe this brings this technology one step closer to being main stream. 

I feel as though I have been saying that quite a bit lately but news stories about Google Glass keep surfacing so I keep talking about it.   I will try to go a week without discussing it.

By the way, the Los Angeles police department has applied to get a few pairs as well.

More on this topic is discussed in the podcast and the original article can be found here.

Wearable Gills for Underwater Exploration

That’s right, a student in Korea claims to have designed a working artificial gills.  No air tanks required for this handy device.  Apparently the device filters the waters to extract oxygen for the diver or swimmer. 

There are many skeptics out there that believe this is not possible due to the amount of water that must be filtered each minute to extract oxygen from water.   

Quite frankly the device reminds of something a super spy or James Bond might use.  I am sure the private investigation community wouldn’t mind having a pair of these…just in case.

To read more about this click here.

Thanks for listening to Tech News Tuesday.  If you have an interesting technology story to share that would fit into the theme of the show be sure to email me at piadvicehq@gmail.com or through the Facebook page.