Intel has revealed the Curie module, a button-sized hardware product for wearable solutions like smart glasses, watches and bracelets.
Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show also unveiled a wearable device collaboration with Oakley; a 3-D collaboration with HP; and highlighted True Key, a new cross-platform application by Intel Security that uses personal factors like the face, device or fingerprint to make logging in easier and safer.
“The rise of new personal computing experiences, intelligent and connected devices, and the wearable revolution are redefining the relationship between consumers and technology,” said Mr. Krzanich during a keynote address at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Intel has been actively pursuing the wearable technology segment, and in the last year, has announced multiple products and initiatives with fashion, fitness and lifestyle brands including Luxottica Group, Fossil Group, Basis Peak (a fitness and sleep trainer, and the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) bracelet for women created in conjunction with the brand Opening Ceremony, among others.
Oakley is the first Luxottica Group brand that Intel is working with to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology. The “intelligent” wearable device, designed to enhance athletes’ performance, is expected to be available later this year.
The Intel Curie Module, based on the company’s first purpose-built system-on-chip (SoC) for wearable devices, is scheduled to ship in the second half of this year (2015) and includes the Intel Quark SE SoC, Bluetooth low-energy radio, sensors and battery charging.