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Wearable Computing for the Developing World
July-September 2005 (vol. 4 no. 3)
pp. 87-91
Thad E. Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology
Several new efforts are examining the implementation of computing technologies in developing countries, commonly termed information and communication technologies (ICT) for development. Most of these efforts focus on communication rather than data processing. Several recent trends and developments are making the current climate is particularly favorable to such efforts. These include store-and-forward networking based on wireless standards and commodity hardware, successful business models for developing regions, low- and alternative-power devices, and an industry focus on providing a desktop-equivalent experience on mobile handsets.
Index Terms:
information and communication technologies, ICT, store-and-forward networking
Citation:
Thad E. Starner, "Wearable Computing for the Developing World," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 87-91, July-Sept. 2005, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2005.71
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