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Intel boss ushers in "wearable revolution" at CES

Brian Karlovsky | Jan. 9, 2015
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is betting on a "wearable revolution" and a diverse workforce as key pillars in his vision for the future of the company.

These efforts include Basis Peak, Fossil Group, Luxottica Group, MICA and Opening Ceremony and SMS Audio. Oakley is the first Luxottica Group brand that Intel is working with to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

Krzanich was joined on stage by Oakley chief executive, Colin Baden, who said the companies were working on an intelligent product, available later this year, designed to enhance athletes' performance. Krzanich also highlighted Nixie, the 2014 "Make it Wearable" challenge winner and the first wearable camera that can fly.

Nixie rests on your wrist like a bracelet, then unfolds and takes flight on cue to take a shot of you in the moment.

New wireless charging collaborations including Hilton, Jaguar Land Rover, San Francisco International Airport* and Marriott were also revealed.

Krzanich highlighted a number of areas where the rise of connected computing intelligence was helping to reshape many facets of people's daily lives.

He showcased practical, real-world examples for robots and multi-copter drones and said that Intel RealSense cameras could provide intuitive, sight-based collision avoidance capabilities for solving complex problems.

For example, Ascending Technologies is targeting to use Intel RealSense cameras to develop intelligent and safer multi-copter drones, and iRobot is collaborating with Intel to explore this technology for its intelligent robotic platforms.


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