Project Plan, Period Covered by the Report 1 November 1998 through 31 January 1999
Demonstration test rept
VIA INC NORTHFIELD MN
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ViA, Inc., has conducted a search of existing technology for the development of a wrist interactive device WID. This DARPA-funded device will provide a compact, wearable interface to ViAs wearable computers and other hardware platforms. ViAs wearable computers such as the ViA II are worn around the waist, whereas the WID will be worn on the wrist. The WID will have the following functionality - display of PC screen with VGA resolution or better - two-way voice communication - paging and - several hours of operation To achieve this functionality, the WID will include the following components, also shown schematically in Fig. I - miniature display with magnifying optics that provide a large virtual image - speakermicrophone with corresponding audio CODEC - KF interface chipset - buzzervibrator - map reader - battery and - microprocessor to manage the entire system.
- Computer Hardware