GPS Predictions

Kevin Maney writing in USA TODAY talks about the tech of the future, including this discussion of GPS and indoor sensors.

He reels off a Stanford project that builds GPS, sensor recognition and voice recognition into a walker for those who might need directions indoors or out. He notes: “GPS even will be embedded in handheld video game players so the games will be aware of what’s around you.” Right, I think Gizmondo hopes to/has promised to have that now

Also on the list a Microsoft Research project with a digital camera that inlcudes “tiny sensors — an accelerometer that senses when you move, infrared sensors that know when a person is standing in front of you, GPS and more.” You can set preferences to take pictures based on location or proximity to a tourist attraction. Eye glasses (and swim googles designed by a student) enhanced with sensors and/or GPS can measure swimming time and distance or guide skiiers back to the lodge with “print outs” on the lenses.

Published Friday, December 16th, 2005

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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