Wearables when able to wear, the head rings and seems its dominating the advanced world, as they are using smart watches and fitness-tracking bracelets. Consumer electronics expo closed up in Vegas on Friday, left one clear that there’s a lot more to wearables than just bangles and timepieces.
Among the wearable Innovation Award winners at this year’s CES were a heart-rate-monitoring strip that sticks to a user’s torso; a sensor-embedded “digital shirt” for athletes; and a wireless smart insole for tracking steps, gait and balance. Some exhibitors at the show even debuted wearables for pets . . . yes, pets.
While it’s early days for smart wearables, such accessories could prove to be more than just clever and trendy devices worn for a while and then quickly forgotten once the next innovation comes along. One area where they show great promise, for example, is not with the fit and aerobically minded but with the elderly and disabled.
Voice recognition start-up Wit.ai has been acquired by FB today and it was a surprise announcement and the amount of acquisition has not been disclosed yet.
Coders use Wit.ai to get voice structured data; the simplest way of sending voice to the service and in no time its makes available structured JSON for the app to use.
In an announcement company said:
It is an unbelievable speed up in the execution of our goal. Facebook has the polished resources and amazing talent to help us take the next step.
Company’s mission is to reach everyone and build outstanding experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that comprehend natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help and support this.
Wit.ai could be an alternate sources for Siri and could be a drastic rival for it for voice search integration for future FB releases in their main app.
Startup says its existing platform will remain available for everyone to utilize and will entirely become free for anyone to use.