Here is a fun project that I have been working on over the past month.
I have blogged about wearable technology a few times now, and I am happy to say that this Prototype is coming along nicely and would work very comfortably with a NIKE+ FUEL BAND.
The basic idea is that a runner could wear this “smart jacket” and it could be trained to respond to simple voice commands. The runner could say “RIGHT” or “LEFT” or “EAT MY DUST”, and the jacket’s on board LED Matrix displays would act accordingly.
A possible design flaw, you could be the act of building this into a jacket vs building the apparatus that could be attached to any jacket… but for now… lets just say it is a jacket…
The over all parts list for building this prototype are fairly in expensive and could probably be achieved for under $100. if you wanted a super cool Nike running jacket it could add to the cost 🙂
The Arduino compliant voice command shield is here.
Let me know what you think, Comment, Respond.