Display Wearables

A Display Wearable is of course a wearable computer display which can be worn on your person.  It may be part of clothing (such as a dress or shirt) or an accessory such as a bag, hat, purse, arm band, belt, vest, jacket, etc.  The display may show information as text, symbols, emoji, animations, etc.  The wearable display is highly visible, especially in low lighting and can be seen clearly from a significant distance.  This will usually attract attention to the wearer by a multitude of potential viewers in the nearby vicinity and in their line-of-sight.

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The Display Wearable has a one-to-many attraction and can be used to conduct a business deal; advertising the sale or purchase of goods and services or to simply just enhance the personal interactions between the wearer and other people (Figure 1).  Since the Wearer can be mobile, the attraction factor can track through a large venue and an opportunity presents itself for a Mobile Advertising Wearable (MAW).


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Handcrafted Prototypes

Shown are pictures of early handcrafted prototypes (Circa 2016):



PocketPIXEL, which is one 8X8 64 Neopixel Matrix which folds into a pocket.





Shown three prototype ShirtPIXELs, which is a two 8X8 Matrix for a total of 128 neopixels each.


Origin of Idea


Originally the "CandyGIRL" idea started as an analysis for wearable tech displays by founder Michael McAnally (shown in pic) who came up with a white boarded idea Circa 10-14-2015 at the location Hackerspace Noisebridge, Turing Rm. San Francisco, CA. He developed prototypes starting in Feb of 2016.  This later became the PIXEL Wearables start-up.


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Mobile Advertising Wearable - MAW


MAW Usecase Diagram


The Mobile Advertising Wearable use case can be decribed as follows:  

[A] Business Advertiser (actor) is interested in attracting customers to his Business Local.He/She accesses our system to specify an advertisement (Ad message) and associated parameters (day, time, duration, Venues).

[B] System dispatches the advertisement message to a nearby Wearer in the desired Venue or directs Wearer to walk around making themselves visible to Viewers.

[C] System verifies MAW is functioning and on Wearer tracking GPS, then sends advertising message to MAW displaying the Ad for Viewers to see.

[D] Viewer has seen the Ad message and is motivated by it to go to the Business Local and avail themselves of the product or service of the Advertiser.

[E] System charges a "Subscription Fee" to the Advertiser of the Local Business for our Advertising service which brings in new customers.  System also pays Wearer for their work done. 


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