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In modern times, wearable technology is one of the biggest trends. Ranging from the google glass to a wrist mounted phone, 2014 has seen a wide variety of wearable technology emerge at all the top rated technology shows.

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The project was abandoned after the wearing lost more than $4,000 in blackjack.

The next breakthrough in wearable technology came at the end of 1975 when Pulsar released the calculator watch, a digital watch with a built in calculator (as the name suggests). Several other brands of calculator watch came about through the 80 's, one of the most popular was the Casio Databank which had a lot more features than just the calculator, with this device you could also store information such as phone numbers, appointments and addresses.

In 1981 Steve Mann put together a wearable computer to control photographic equipment, he called this the EyeTap. The premise behind this was for the wearer to be able to record what he was seeing as well as place an overlay for more information, in gaming terms this will give the user a HUD (Heads Up Display). The design of the EyeTap has been updated over the years and features such as WiFi have been added to allow the user to have internet access when using the device, Mann also used the device to record and upload footage of his daily life through his eyes, this was known as “lifelogging”.

In 1987 the first digital hearing aid was released to the public, although it was large and had a poor battery it did bring about competition for other company’s to improve on the design. In 1989 the new design (behind the ear) hearing aid was launched and this is the design used in modern day hearing aids.

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