Wearable computer system receives U.S. patent

Sep 30, 2004

Soldiers, First Responders, Technicians and Mechanics to Benefit From Hands-Free Computing and Communication

A wearable computer system from Xybernaut Corp. of Fairfax, Va., has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to a wearable computing system integrated into the collar of a garment.  The technology can be worn around the neck and includes components, such as a display, monitor, microphone or headset.

Under its patent, the computer components can be extended beyond the confines of the collar and are adjustable around the user’s face. When the components are not in use, they can be retracted back inside the collar and out of the way and/or protected by the collar.

According to Steven A. Newman, president and COO of Xybernaut, “For the field service technician, mechanic, and many others, it is simply the most efficient way they can do their jobs."

Headquartered in the U.S., Xybernaut provides wearable/mobile computing hardware, software and services, communications devices, and full-function computing power in a hands-free design to people when and where they need it.