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By Matt Brasseur
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About this project

I get a lot of my inspiration from sci-fi movies and stories that depict impossible futuristic technology. Imagining how to re-create them into real life products for everyday use is the subject of every daydream. The most interesting and useful fictional device in my eyes is what would considered a "Smart-Jacket". Since my work requires me to use both hands i found myself needing an extra hand for using my phone, checking e-mails, and connecting with my assistant. my first thought was to strap my phone to my wrist to make it more accessible but i still needed my hands to do the majority of tasks on the phone anyway so this was not sufficient for my use. I needed a full hands free jacket interface, so I got to work.

 Slowly and surely I have gathered and assembled all the pieces to make my first prototype all-in-one Smart-Jacket to demonstrate just exactly what I have in-store for the future of wearable technology. currently my project is a bit more bulky than the average person would desire and is running off a Raspberry-pi computer. I not only believe I can make these jackets the next generation in wearable tech; but also make them available to the to the world at a reasonable cost.

Description:

 -Complete addition/extension of the Raspberry-Pi built into a wearable jacket Including: Display, keyboard, webcam, mic, speaker, wi-fi and battery-pack.  A Jacket that can perform personal computing tasks through voice commands.

Current proto-type Hardware:  

-Leather Jacket with Leather Pocket inlays and vynal water-proofing

-240x320 pixel display (future versions will have larger flex-displays). 

-72 key wi-fi micro keyboard (removable). 

-Wi-fi adapter. 

-5 Mega pixel webcam. 

-Microphone. 

-Speaker system.

-4 port USB hub. 

-30000 Mh USB power pack with solar powered charging system.

-Extendible USB Dongle. 

-Raspberry-Pi rev 2.(B)

   -Rasbian Linux OS. 

   -512MB RAM. 

   -32GB Storage.

   -VGA + HDMI compatible. 

Software: 

   -Raspbian OS. 

   -Full Linux Terminal access. 

   -Startx (Windows-like Linux Os). 

   -Atari Emulator. 

   -VC 3.0 (Rosie).

    -Rosie (Voicecommand system based on Steven Hicksons VC 3.0 Structure). 

     -Ask any question. 

     -Search/download You-tube videos. 

     -Google Searches. 

     -Check time. 

     -Check e-mail. 

     -Check Weather. 

     -Send/Receive Sms text messages.

     -Play Video. 

     -Play Music on drive. 

     -Play Music on Pandora. 

     -Download Torrents.

     -Send commands to remote devices ie. home computer .

Currently working on: 

 -GPS + Maps/Tracking.

 -Voip calling.

Risks and challenges

-"Pi" in "Personal-Pi" may be trademarked by Raspberry Pi.
=Contact Raspberry-Pi for permissions or licencing agreement.

-Current Operating system "Raspbian" is open source but may need to look into licence for distribution.

=If non negotiable, a customized OS will have to be compiled by 3rd party programmer(in budget).

-Product may need further weather proofing depending on final plan.
=Testing proto-type MK II with full weather before re-production.

-System heat seems nominal for now but upgrades may require cooling system.
=Possibility for heat syncs are currently achievable if necessary.

-May look into a more "user Friendly" interface depending on potential customers interest for Linux terminal or not.

-Better cell phone integration.
=Collaborate with the creator of the voice control system : Steven Hickson (http://stevenhickson.blogspot.ca/2013/04/voice-control-on-raspberry-pi.html) with a project specific version for the Personal-Pi.

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