Intel intros wearable devices and projects at CES

January 7, 2014

Edison computer (credit: Intel)

Intel is introducing at CES several new products and projects focused on wearables:

  • Jarvis, a headset that can automatically integrate with a personal assistant app like Siri on a phone without touching it.
  • A smartwatch with “geo-fencing” to monitor the person who’s wearing it. For example: in case of an emergency and a person steps out of the geo-fence, the watch can send out an alert.
  • Wearable reference devices to accelerate wearable-device innovation, including smart earbuds that provide biometric and fitness capabilities, and a smart wireless charging bowl.
  • Collaborations with Barneys New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Opening Ceremony to explore and bring to market new smart wearable technologies, and to increase dialogue and cooperation between the fashion and technology industries.

Intel also introduced Intel Edison, a new Intel Quark technology-based computer housed in an SD card form factor with built-in wireless capabilities and support for multiple operating systems. Intel says it will “enable rapid innovation and product development by a range of inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers when available this summer.”