At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas wearable technology was definitely one of the hottest trends. The majority of designs focused on watches and they ranged from the pretty to the ugly. But in the end, the award for best wearable technology went to Jins, and Japanese eyewear maker, and their Jins Meme smartglasses. Looking almost exactly like regular glasses seems to have gotten them a lot of points in the “socially acceptable” category (there’s no such thing – we made that up).
The Jins Meme glasses come in 3 different styles and, according to the company, are the first glasses that “look into you.”
“Say you’re driving long-distance, and you’re really tired,” explains Jins representative Lilian Wouters, “[the glasses will notice] and your smartphone will alert you to pull over and rest.”
In their assessment for awarding Jins Meme with top place, Digital Trends noted that the glasses use accelerometers and velocity sensors to “determine your posture and step count (like any fitness tracker), but it also has electrodes fitted to the nose pads that can help track eye movement and blinking, which allows it to do a lot of amazing things, including monitoring how fatigued you are.”
And when it comes to the industry-plaguing issue of looking unacceptably ugly? “Jins Meme does not have this problem.”