For most of us, “history” as it relates to wearable technology goes back about three years. But in fact, wearable tech has been around for decades, and curators at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, have put together a nifty exhibit to connect the past of the future.
The exhibit is drawn from the collection of Thad Starner, a professor at Georgia Tech who was (and is) at the forefront of wearables. The first prototypes date from 1993, but Starner puts the year 2000 at the date when technologies began to come together to produce something that we might recognize as marginally practical today.
“On You: A Story of Wearable Computing” will run at the Computer History Museum through September 20.