Thursday, December 6, 2007

Future Tech!

Future Tech!

Next Generation Ubiquitous Networking Devices Visualized By Designers.
Thanks to the development of ubiquitous technology, hardware is becoming smaller, thinner, and less visible than ever before. On the other hand, the volume of information we handle is expanding at an accelerated rate. In the near future, IT devices will go beyond the conventional framework of efficiency and convenience. NEC designers have created design possibilities with near future paradigms in mind: the world where humans and machines resonate with one another.

dew:Life Recording Interface
What if wonderful memories and impressions were automatically stored without our awareness and we could easily see them? Our lives are filled with various electronic devices and all information can be electronically recorded. Dew is a life style device for all people to benefit from the information society in a more natural way.
dew camera:Dew camera constantly records your daily experiences. Using emotional recognition through vocal rhythms and gesture recognition by hand motions, the camera catches fun memories and special memories to record. A server saves your viewed scenes in real time through the network.
dew viewer:Dew viewer reproduces your memories. You can look back on memories selected and saved though emotional and gesture recognition. You can also enjoy looking at the images of yourself that have been taken by a Dew camera worn by someone else. The images of yourself are automatically searched through other people’s visual data shared on the network.

KOTOHANA:Emotion Communicator
A communication terminals that convey human emotions. For example, if you could share your excitement with your partner through communication devices from remote places, your interaction would be enriched.KOTOHANA is a set of two flower-shaped communication terminals. The terminal reads emotions from the voices of the users and changes into signals to be sent to each other. The emotions read by the terminal will be naturally expressed by the color of the flower.

P-ISM:A Pen-style Personal Networking Gadget Package
The connection between the latest technology and the human, in a form of a pen. P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style CPU, a cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, and camera scanner. P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function. This personal gadget in a minimalistic pen style enables the ultimate ubiquitous computing.