Count three for wear able computers

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  • James Cross
  • Soonghwan Ro
  • Rob Foster
  • Greg Reynolds
  • Huw Bristow

External organisations

  • Pervasive Computing Centre
  • University of Birmingham


A description of 'ubiquitous computer' is presented. Ubiquitous computers imply portable computers embedded into everyday objects, which would replace personal computers. Ubiquitous computers can be mapped into a three-tier scheme, differentiated by processor performance and flexibility of function. The power consumption of mobile devices is one of the most important design considerations. The size of a wearable system is often a design limitation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Electronics Systems and Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004