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Personal Safety Device

The RUI and RWM are both examples of how WearComp not only subsumes the function of the laptop computer, but goes beyond it.

Another area in which WearComp provides a truly new form of user-interface not found on laptop computers and PDAs is in its constancy of user-interface, and constancy of operation. This characteristic perhaps becomes most evident in its use as a personal safety/security camera. Imagine, perhaps as you walk down some quiet street late at night, an assailant wielding a sawn-off shotgun, demanding cash from you. You would not like have time or opportunity to pull out a camcorder to record the experience, but since the eyeglasses are worn constantly, you would have captured the experience.



Steve Mann
1998-09-15