Intel expects amateurs to advance wearable technologies

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich expects that amateur inventors seeking to satisfy their own needs will be key to developing a new class of smart clothing. During the Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., where hobbyists and electronics buffs socialized and eyed a variety of tech projects created by amateurs, Krzanich told Reuters that successful concepts for smart clothes, in particular, will likely be developed by individual inventors.

"The trick to making the perfect wearable is going to be when you figure out what problems you're trying to solve, and I don't think you're going to be able to build a wearable that does it all for everyone," Krzanich said. "Who better to design the next athletic wearable than an athlete," he added.

Krzanich said Intel wants to ensure that future engineers and scientists are aware of technology from the chipmaker, which has set aside more than $1 million in contest awards for pitches regarding wearable gadgets based on the company's technology. For more, see this Reuters article.

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