This thesis concerns the design of a Wrist Device for assisting a person in one's daily tasks. Wouldn't it be nice if we could fit all the communication and data management tools we ever needed on our wrist? I personally like the idea. It is not because I am a watch collector that I chose to design a wrist style PDA.1 I think to put a PDA on your wrist is not only a very cool idea, but also the best way of carrying a really personal device with you. Since we are already used to putting a watch on our wrist to tell time, why don't we take advantage of this and expand its ability. You wouldn't need to worry about losing your personal device such as a pager, a cellular phone, or even your laptop computer. Moreover, what if we could talk to this device and have it respond to us or execute our command? What if it could understand our commands and recognize our voice? Having a device, which does that, would be like having a secretary with you. I find that these questions really interest me.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mobile computing--Technological innovations; Portable computers--Design and construction; Personal information management--Software--Design; Time management--Software--Design
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Wu, Kun-Chi, "Design of a wristwatch PDA" (2000). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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