Gaming the Body

One of the reasons that I feel wearable computing is part of that next step of (mainstream) tech is that we usually have some sense of ego or accomplishment tied to how we uses technology. Whether its something as simple as playing a game and getting that visceral reward of beating our high score, or using some kind of application where it allows for further enhancing by adding other components to it, there’s just something about this tech that says, “when I can further personalize this, its more mine.” And probably that is where some of the smile concerning Nike + Kinect Training comes in. Its not so much that you are getting yet another piece of tech, but in this case, the tech is pushing you at the core of that esteem factor – what do I look like when I’m in shape? Continue reading “Gaming the Body”