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Hey people!!
This has been on my mind for quite some time as the CEO of AwayTeam, I see more and more wearable tech startups and my conclusion is this, if you're an investor, you should invest in B2B wearable IoT startup, not consumer oriented. This post explains why.
Would love for your thoughts and comments. 
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-investing-b2b-iot-logical-thing-do-niv-calderon
#Wearabletech   #Iot   #B2B    
The interesting thing with the Big Bang is that it started as a tiny dot in the nothingness of the ultimate nothing, and the explosion created both time and space in an ever expanding way.Fast forward a few eons later, the universe of the Internet of Things is at its Big Bang stage, which means anywhere you look, you will find a new smart bulb flickering somewhere in the consumer market. Sadly, most of what was created after the Big Bang disappea...
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers! 

Just wanting to check in with all of you to see how you're doing, what's up with you and Glass these days, and to share a thought or two while we wait for the future of Google Glass(es) to be revealed. 

In the news today:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/heres-latest-pair-smartglasses-probably-wont-want-wear/

With Sony's SmartEyeGlass coming out in March in the U.S. for $840, my reflexes say that Google Glass will have its own answer in terms of time of release, form factor changes, and cost. 

And the rumors of Apple coming out with a wearable computer? Well, I think we all knew that someone had to go first and make people think about what wearables will be mean in the public sphere, just like smartphones. The march of the wearables will not stop because of controversy. 

What do you think? 
Sony's SmartEyeGlass smartglasses are now up for pre-order in selected countries, with the U.S. set to follow in March, when they'll cost $840. At the moment, the specs are aimed primarily at developers.
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Augumenix receives funding for Google Glass "Glass at Work" partner application for doctors. 

https://plus.google.com/111626127367496192147/posts/UfYsCrEWf1B
Congratulations to our Glass at Work partner +Augmedix! Can't wait to see what 2015 will bring.  - Google Glass - Google+
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Imei Hsu
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Hello #SeattleGlassExplorers!

The Glass Explorer program officially ends today; however, our choice to move forward as a community still stands. 

If you feel so inclined, I thought it would be a nice gesture to send pictures, video, and your thoughts to thank the Google Glass X team and moderators for their efforts. If you decide to post something, please use the hashtag #TYGlassX  and add +Google Glass to help us find your posts. 

Here is my thank you post and picture!

And.... go!

For those of you who have additional feedback to give the Glass X team before they become their own department after today, please go to glass-community.com and start a thread there, where Becca or Teresa can pick up your thread, address your questions, or send your feedback forward. That community forum will remain live for now, probably until the commercial launch of what I'm calling Google Glasses (since the public mention that the next version will likely look more like eyeglasses). 
#TYGlassX  One of the great things about wearing +Google Glass during the #GlassExplorers   program was feeling like I had extended myself in some of the… - Imei Hsu - Google+
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Hello #SeattleGlassExplorers!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Any of you getting snow? 

In the news:

Google closed all their basecamps last week, and clearly for a reason, which they stated in the +Google Glass  community page:  people are now buying Glass from their online store and getting any needed support either online or by phone. So the basecamp closures do not signal the end of Google Glass, but instead the eventual launch of Glass to the public through the store. 

Secondly, I saw this article about a teen who is going blind who uses Google Glass to keep dancing with his limited visual field. I don't know about you, but my heart goes out to him. Dancing makes him happy, and Google Glass allows him to dance his happiness. 

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/blind-teen-google-glass-dancing-article-1.2020862

In a few days, I'm off to Oahu to participate in my first large scale trail running race, the #XterraRunningChampionships  
http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/worlds  I won't be able to wear Glass during this race, as all forms of electronics are typically banned from use. I'll just be bringing Google Glass with me for everything else involved in my trip!

 I really wanted to do the Half Marathon distance because my coach has helped prepare me for it through my triathlon training this year, but it's not the distance that is the challenge; rather, it's the HEAT that will likely wipe me out in my current health condition. So I am doing the 10K distance instead, and shooting for 1hr 30 minutes (the extra time is because it's a technical trail that goes straight up for the first few miles, much of which I will need to walk at times to keep my heart rate down). You can watch my progress by going to the website on Dec. 7 and typing in my last name). 

And, of course, I always want to know: what are YOU doing with Glass these days? 
A 13-year-old blind ballet dancer says Google Glass has let him keep dancing.
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Thanks, I will need some luck. Having a good Thanksgiving weekend, relaxing (no shopping). 
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers!

How are you keeping it #Glassy ?

To discuss:  I've included an article about how Google Glass obscurers some of the visual field according to this researcher's study. 

I have a pretty strong feeling that the next iteration of Google Glass will be a bit less "clunky", more like a pair of couture eyeglasses with a thinner leg. 

If you could have a say in how Google Glass' form factor would appear, what would you change? 

BTW, I'm at a medical and psychology field conference on the  East Coast, and just introduced Google Glass into this crowd. Almost all have not seen or tried it before, so I'll be trying to do some demos (WiFi is very poor in the basement of the hotel area). 
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - The characteristic hardware of the Google Glass frame partially obstructs peripheral vision above the right eye, according to an ophthalmologist who owns the wearable tech himself. ...
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Hi Seattle Glass Explorers!

The great thing about writing stories about Google Glass is that you each will have a different story to tell. 

This is my gift to our community, and I hope it will spread a little good will around by allowing others to see a piece of the thought process involved from someone who is clearly not being labeled a "glasshole" by any means. 

The eBook is only available for free on iBooks for iPad and iPhone (I purposely did this to emphasize how I am platform agnostic). My next "book book" (a real book you hold in your hands and open by flipping pages) is going to eventually be available across all ePublishing platforms. 

I hope you'll take a moment to reflect on your own journey using Google Glass. Many of you are coming up to your first half year or full year of use. Some of you have already decreased your use; others have found or developed new uses. 

My publishing of this book comes on the heels of an interesting interaction with the host of a party. A guest of the host knew that I owned a Google Glass unit and had asked a third party to tell me not to bring Google Glass to the host's home. The third party did not tell me who had made the request, so I left it open that it could be the host who made the request. To my surprise, the host expressed disappointment that I did not bring Google Glass to the party -- he was looking forward to trying it out! 

It was a telling incident. We are STILL in the midst of an important culture shift involving trust, privacy, and innovation. 
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+Imei Hsu YOU are a sweetheart! 
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers!

I apologize for my relative silence over the past couple of months. As some of you know, my Glass unit has been having some intermittent problems, everything from battery issues that are worse than normal (dies in 15 minutes or less), to my Glass freezing during photo and video capture. 

After a month of testing and being coached by a Glass guide,  multiple Factory Resets and resetting in Recovery Mode, their team made a decision to replace my Glass. 

So I am "over and out" for at least a couple of weeks, but as you already know, the wait is worth it. 

What I haven't heard much of is how YOU are using Glass these days. Anyone come up with a new use? 

One of the things I've wanted to try and do is create some kind of app that could help people with allergies and food intolerances track food producers and restaurants to help keep people safe when they eat out. Fellow Explorer +steph lake  and I had a Hangout over a month ago to talk about this idea and open up discussion to hunt for a Glass App developer. We'd appreciate if you put your feelers out for just that right person. 

So tell us: what are you up to with Glass these days?
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Sounds grand. I could use an allergy app, too. I have been silent as well, mostly because other things have been eating my time.

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Imei Hsu
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Yo Seattle Glass Explorers!

I am wrapping up my triathlon racing season for the year very soon, and I'd like to know who among you has the time and some cash to do something Jeris and I wanted to do sometime ago. 

https://seattle.iflyworld.com/

This would be my stepping stone to get the sensation of flight before I sign up for a skydiving tandem jump (on my bucket list for 2015). 

Anyone in?
iFly indoor skydiving makes the dream of flight a reality.
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Awesome +Imei Hsu! ... reach out to +Charles Koh ... I believe he has an iFly connection! xo J
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What do you think of the new #GoogleGlass design ?
Last week, Google was granted a patent for what deceptively looks like a normal pair of glasses, but is referred to in the patent office document as a wearable display device...possibly a new Google Glass Design
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This Community was started for the First Generation of Google #GlassExplorers in the Puget Sound & Pacific NorthWest Region to share information and connect around #Glass projects and initiatives. We are the Official #SOGE Hub for the Pacific Northwest Region which includes AK, WA & OR. We were created and launched by Jeris JC Miller and Co-Founded by Imei Hsu and Heather Evans and we are also Moderated by Jeris, Imei, Heather and Brenda Cooper. *Our Core Community Values Include: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Authenticity, Trust, Vulnerability and Giving Back!*
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Hello All, happy to join the glass community! Started using and enjoying Glass, mainly for videos and pics! Are there any Glass Explorer meet ups? I would love to join if there is one.  
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Hey there! Welcome aboard.

I think most of us are waiting for the commercial launch of Google Glass, as the Explorer Edition has limited uses. But I am down for getting together sometime later in April.

What's your favorite app? One of mine is using Strava on a bike ride of 1 hr or less. 
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WIRED.com posted this article, which is one of the few stories covering what Glass users should already know: Google Glass is far from dead. 

At the same time, I understand that some of you may be disappointed that the Glass Explorers program has ended, and that there will be no new updates to the current unit(s) you own. 

What are you doing with Glass now? 
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True. I had a doc using mine to film my back muscles (one side shows atrophy compared to the other), and he filmed it poorly enough that we will need to film it again.I am doing a study of my swim technique to improve it for the eventual 2.4mile IRonman swim distance. I have to remember the learning curve Jeris and I went through in the "early days" of Glass.

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From the industrial perspective. A nice, balanced article (properly edited!) about the hope for the next Google Glass and technologies that integrate well with the world of automation.

http://www.automationworld.com/its-end-google-glass-we-know-it
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I have to admit I am disappointed with +Tony Fadell allegedly taking over the next iteration of #GoogleGlass.

In his work in #NestThermostat his team helped reduce the energy footprint of millions of homes, mostly from fossil fuels, and with the #NestProtect they helped safety in fires. Those were successful products with tangible, quantifiable benefits to individuals and future generations; and with a lot of runway as a technology roadmap towards retrofitting "smart" onto existing homes.

I saw him as an asset, and I hope that his departure doesn't compromise the ability of his former team to deliver more world-class products.
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers! 

If you did not hear the news today, here is the email that is likely sitting in your inbox: 

 
Hi there,
It’s been an exciting ride. Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. We asked you to be pioneers, and you took Glass further than we ever expected. We’ve learned a ton, we’ve "graduated" from Google[x] labs, and now we’re hard at work and you’ll see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.
Since we’re focusing all our efforts on the future, we’ll be closing the Explorer Program on January 19. We realize you might have questions about what this means for you. New feature development on the Explorer Edition will stop while we work on the next version of Glass, but you can still call or email us anytime with questions, thoughts or feedback.

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This letter also signifies the end of another group: the Seattle Glass Explorers, as we have known it. We can still be a community, but our name must now change. We're may not be a part of the Explorer's Program, but we can now be our own entity. 

What should we be called? I'm throwing it out to you all. Have an idea? I'm all ears. 
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Imei Hsu
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Happy New Year, Seattle Glass Explorers!

Did 'ya miss us? We miss you! 

I've been somewhat off the grid, working on personal projects, dabbling in my pet hobbies (ukulele, drawing, reading lots of books, triathlon off season training, snowshoeing and snowboarding). During the Christmas to New Year's break, I had a chance to hang out with Matt Inman and the petting zoo he rented for NYE so we could play with a baby wallaby, chinchillas, bunnies, and gerbils. 

And what about Google Glass? Well, of course you know this simple fact: Google Glass is so NOT dead, right? 

Check out Zack Freedman's post on the subject. I believe he's making his way to CES2015 in Vegas now, so if you're following Zack, you should be getting his unique perspective on the wearable tech market at CES. 

And as always, I like to ask the SGE group, "How are you using Glass?" Well, tomorrow I go up to the mountains for a half day of snowboarding. Unforunately, Glass doesn't fit too well under my helmet, and I am a little concerned with damaging the unit, but I'll play around with it to see what can be done.

Yes, I always always ALWAYS wear a helmet when snowboarding, which saved my life years ago when another snowboarder hit me at about 25mph from the side, knocking me out for a few seconds, and leaving my temple bleeding. The kid was so frightened he had injured me, he only waited to see if I was conscious, then took off before I fully regained consciousness to ask him to send help. We never found him again. Without a helmet, I'm pretty sure I would have had at least a concussion, if not been killed, based on the impact mark of his board on my helmet. 

So... always wear a helmet! And therefore, if you're going to use Google Glass with winter sports, please please please do not sacrifice your safety for a few moments of capturing your perfect carving skills down a snowy slope. That's what you use those GoPro (ha ha!) cameras for, right? 

Oh, btw, I'm taking my first steps into web design and eventually a little coding to do some simple stuff. Not saying I will be able to code my own simple Glass apps anytime soon, but it will point me in the direction of knowing what it is I want apps to do in my future with Glass. 

How about you? 
After a year in the Google Glass trenches, the future of the platform is getting sharper. It's not fun, it's not fashionable, but it will be fundamental. This November marked my one-year anniversar...
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Come See Live Art with us! Would love to host all explorers in Seattle.
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If every police force was like Dubai's, they'd have to beat back the crowds of recruits. On top of having million-dollar Bugati Veyrons and $350,000
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Imei Hsu
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Can Google Glass help users determine their stress levels? 

We already have many ways for people to determine their stress levels without the aid of a device. However, some people don't clue in easily, or have learned the habit of overriding and dismissing early cues to moderate to high stress. 

This could be interesting. 

For the rest of us, a rising stress level is not always a bad thing. It depends on what you are doing, for how long the stress is experienced, and more importantly, what you do in response to it. 

I know my stress levels are going off the charts three minutes before a race, but this is good stress. I don't do anything harmful with it, choose not to overreact, and I don't medicate it away. Within a few hours, the stress response will decrease. In that window of time, I don't overeat, I refuse to reach for anything that will disturb my stomach, and I accept that a certain amount of soreness or pain is just fine. 

What I think Google Glass could be good for is low lying, ongoing stress levels that people have a harder time detecting. If it could be fine tuned enough to register such things as subtle grimaces, or ask questions about behaviors such as restless pacing and teeth grinding, we're onto something!

What do you think of using Glass as a "stress detector"? 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/08/google-glass-bioglass_n_5782822.html
Google Glass can now tell you when you need to take a deep breath and chill the hell out. Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed BioGlass, an Android app that uses the wearable tech to determine how frazzled you are. The software me...
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Excellent post +Imei Hsu ... we have frequently talked about using glass in a meditation or biofeedback context for training your brain for optimal experiences [such as happiness] ... very glad to see this path open! 
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Imei Hsu
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Hello Seattle Glass Explorers! 

Has this been a wild, hot, crazy summer or what?!?

Let us know what you've been up to, how you're using Glass, and any questions or frustrations you've been having regarding your use of Glass. 

My Glass unit has been having some diffuse "issues", and I have a Glass Guide working with me to assess whether it needs to be replaced or it can be fixed. 

Just a heads up, the SGE original founder, +Jeris JC Miller , is having a birthday on Friday Sept. 5. Knowing what weekends are like for most of us, I thought I'd give you the heads up so you can send your birthday wishes a little early so she can catch them before the weekend. 

So let me lead off and say Happy Birthday Jeris! We miss you!  And Jacksonville, OR is such a lucky city for getting to have YOU among their peeps! 
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You are such a dear ... I will keep my eyes open ... mwah!
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