Wearables, disrupting an industry and helping you to “feel sound like never before”

Wearables, Technology, Tech News, Technology News, News, Music, Gaming, VR, AR, XR, Music, Music Tools, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Experience, User Experience, Sensory, Digital Gadgetry, Audiophile, Business, Investments, Sensory, Gamification, Woojer, MusicProduction, CCS Insight, Markets and Market, Market and Markets, Kickstarter, Startup

Previously Published on tEQ.life

In a world where we thrive off of live experiences, it’s a wonder that most of us are still living in stereo. Sure, we attend live events. We might even know the soft spot at the movie theatre. But, on a daily basis, we are literally just getting by on “right, left, center” technologies, and so far — no one has done anything about it!

In a world where we thrive off of live experiences, it’s a wonder that most of us are still living in stereo. Sure, we attend live events. We might even know the soft spot at the movie theatre. But, on a daily basis, we are literally just getting by on “right, left, center” technologies, and so far — no one has done anything about it!

Today, we watch movies in surround sound. We play games using our headsets. We live the virtual experience, but our audio keeps us grounded. The good news is… that’s all about to change — and, it’s thanks to Kickstarter, wearable technologies and a team of lifelong audiophiles.

Meet Woojer.

Woojer, Born to Feel. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Woojer, a company based in Tel Aviv, has been dedicated to bringing biotechnologies to the world of consumer audio design. Their mission is to introduce consumers to immersive experiences and allow them to feel the sound just as they would in real-time. They do this by tapping into the acoustics and frequencies that we feel, but naturally, we cannot hear.

Founded in 2008, Woojer has been working diligently to study, design and perfect those technologies in which are soon to become acknowledged as a standard for the “new norm.”

With three separate Kickstarter campaigns, starting in 2013, the company has been introducing their product in phases, aimed at perfecting their line, their designs and in creating a more 360 experience. Introducing and reintroducing each product, based on the feedback of research and development and the patents they received, they are now ready to launch their new high-fidelity products into global markets, worldwide.

An introduction to innovation.

In the Streets. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Since the beginning of the year, Woojer began teasing their products at festivals and conferences all over the world, including E3 and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2019. Disruptive to an entire industry, thousands have lined up to experience the power of stimulating gameplay, haptic transducers and polyphonic experiences first-hand. They now await mass production, which should wrap up by the end of November and deliver to more than 900 early adopters by the end of December.

With 55 days still left to their campaign, Woojer has already surpassed its initial goal of $20K by more than 904%!

Reproducing dynamic sound systems on a more personal level, the new Woojer products allow consumers to feel the “oomph of bass and the pulse of energy” with frictionless motion and dynamics falling outside of the standard 20Hz to 20kHz range. Soon, they will be able to experience frequencies as low as a 1Hz tone with adjustable sensations and volume control.

Strap Edge Vs. Vest Edge Technologies.

Strap vs. Vest Edge Technologies. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Strap Edge and Vest Edge technologies include patented OSCI transducers, haptic feedback and sensors that guarantee full immersion, precise harmonic reproduction and durability for everyday use. Consumers will be able to feel the sound through waves of pressure and the caustic movement of air. With the patented oscillating frame, movements are accurately reproduced, as frequencies are played at up to 500Hz, including the subsonic frequencies, undetectable by the human ear.

Both devices are ultra-silent, have low-latency and can get up to eight hours of battery power per charge. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and analog headphone amplification, The Vest Edge targets sensory points in key areas of the human body that allows the wearer to “feel sound like never before.” The Vest Edge was created for use with virtual reality, gaming and music production. In fact, Woojer’s Kickstarter pagegoes on to state:

“The Vest Edge gives you 360 degrees of immersion, delivering accurate and detailed sensations that’ll raise your pulse. It’s got out-of-the-box stereo haptics and is the perfect companion for at-home gaming and VR. If you’re a music pro- this’ll pump the low-frequencies through your body as it engages you in a unique and mesmerizing audio experience.”

The Strap Edge, on the other hand, was created to be worn on the hip, chest or across one’s body, providing a polyphonic, stereo experience. It was created for everyday gamers and music enthusiasts, on-the-go. Basically, no matter which device you choose, you will be able to feel the music as if it was flowing through your veins, giving every performance an additional boost of reality.

Both devices can be paired with the Woojer Haptic Metronome App, helping you to live life to a new beat. When synched, the metronome works with the rhythm and tempo of the music, providing additional training and sophistication to the audio pro or music producer.

The rapid growth of wearable technologies.

Lee Shupp — “The Future of Wearables.” Courtesy of TEDx on YouTube, 2015.

In 2014, CCS Insight predicted that within five years, the Wearables Industry would only be worth $25B by 2019. Instead, it hit $21.7B in 2016 and according to MarketsandMarkets™, the Wearables Market is set to grow at a rapid CAGR of 15.5% and expected to reach $51.6B by 2022 — more than double what we had expected to see in previous years. Whether you’re a music producer, avid gamer or simply an investor, Woojer is definitely worth checking out.

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Photography Changed Forever: A Bandwagon Even Mr. Walt Disney Would Jump On!

Instant Pictures, Motion Pictures, Movies, Polaroid 2016, Augmented Reality, IoT, Connected Devices, Innovative Media, Media, Content Development, Technology, Technology News, Digital Pivot, Talent Zoo, Photography, Film

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT

It seems that 2016 will be far from a boring year. With so many IoT devices hitting the markets, many of us just won’t know how to act. For the photographer still in love with film, this message is especially for you! Set for release in August, we won’t even be able to look at photographs the same again…literally!

Print Apple Live Photos, Vines, GIFs, and more with this Augmented Reality photo AND video printer! For IOS, Android, and GoPro

Originally planning a 2015 release, LifePrint just didn’t “click” with audiences who didn’t quite “get” IoT technology and digital imagery – or what they could potentially bring. An August 2014 Kickstarter campaign proved unsuccessful. But, with the passion and persistence, LifePrint reemerges from the start-up lagoon with just two weeks left to a new campaign, sure to bring drastic change to our world immediately.

Already exceeding funding goals by over 500%, this is definitely happening. At this stage, 785 backers now connect with their vision…a vision that will bring out your inner Joey Lawrence with a big “whoa!” Do you remember when you first heard about the 3D printer? Well, this is nothing like that. This is actually quite earth shattering because it will bring back the art of film and photography, shifting the plateau for audiences who have made it their mission to capture our world for future generations and for those who like to capture their own world for the reminiscence therein.

LifePrint brings back the art of photography with a new way to “photoprint.” Similar to printing a Polaroid, LifePrint combines a special ink and photo paper with the ability to capture video directly to a still photograph. With photos ranging from 40 to 50 cents each, enthusiasts will be able to send videos through the mail and yet have a quality print to store in their photo albums. This is more than just digitally embedding a video into our photography.

Combining the digital realm with the physical manifestation of our “augmented reality,” we can now literally print action in motion while on the go. A portable printer can accompany your journey, joining you at the size of a bulky smartphone and fitting into your back pocket. Boy, oh, boy! If only Mr. Walt Disney were here to see this! Yeah, he would definitely have a LifePrint!

What makes LifePrint so special is its ability to not only capture motion and allow you to share it across the world, but it also allows you to apply filters to your photos while in-app, edit your videos before printing, and print directly from your GoPro device! LifePrint has the ability to import our social streams to more easily benefit our photo and video-printing needs. Instagram and Vine will never be the same! With the ability to print GIFs directly to stock, this just might change the face of card-giving – forever!

“Rich colors… high gloss… warm tones… brighter whites… sharper detail…” This printer is the photographer’s dream, and many of us will be glued to our seats, peeing our pants awaiting it!

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MA Labs Announces Maintenance Assistant

MA Labs, Maintenance Assistant, Operations Management, Warehouse, Supply Chain, Logistics, Shipping, Google Glass, Google Goggles, Project Management, AR, XR, VR, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Construction, Technology, Technology News, Digital Pivot

Previously Published to Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot

What if everything you needed to know about a job site literally appeared right in front of you? Ask yourself this question: How much time would you save, daily, by having information appear in the “blink of an eye?” Last week, MA Labs announced a beta release for Google Goggles that will change the face of Warehousing, Inventory Audience, and Shipping…forever.

A disruptive technology and one that will allow us to continue being hands-free in our day-to-day routines, MA Labs has announced the release of an open-source project, Maintenance Assistant — a way to “walk through [the] factory, scan equipment and instantly check on the status of equipment — including current meter readings, outstanding work orders and scheduled maintenance items.” This is all done through the standard commands of voice commands to Google Glass.

This software platform also allows employees to have constant access to this information, as if they were in front of a desk and not in the field. That means increasing productivity and providing more accuracy in the supply chain with the end result of happy customers and clientele. This also means that all information will be centrally stored in a cloud and everyone within the facilities will be immediately updated, as opposed to waiting for handscanners to be updated at the end of the day.

“In an industry that’s typically a late adopter of technology and plagued by bloated, outdated software, we believe in the importance of challenging the status quo and building software that’s more forward thinking. We wanted to demonstrate the power of our modern cloud platform by allowing Glass to access our maintenance software, and decided to make it a reality this summer,” said Marc Castel, CEO.

So why now? “The integration of Glass with Maintenance Assistant is just one of many progressive beta projects we’ve been working on at MA Labs using our API,” said Daryl Sedgman, CTO. “From the beginning, Maintenance Assistant has aimed to disrupt the maintenance industry by providing it with the cutting-edge technology it deserves. Integrating with Google Glass demonstrates another step in that direction alongside our other recent integrations with Arduino and Raspberry Pi mini-computers.”

Maintenance Assistant is available on the MA Labs website with “CMMS software pricing plans build for any maintenance team.”

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