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Xybernaut Corporation and Hewlett Packard Announce Worldwide Launch of New Wearable Computer

Oct 26, 1998, 10:20 (0 Talkback[s])

"... With its strong patent position, we see Xybernaut as the perfect partner for HP to continue moving into what both companies see as the next generation of personal computers -- user supported, wearable and ubiquitous."

"The MA IV, at approximately twenty-eight ounces and a little larger than a palm, features a 200 or 233 MHz Pentium(TM) Tillamook CPU, up to 128 MB of DRAM and a 4.3 GB HDD, also features a dual built-in PCMCIA Cardbus reader, a built-in mouse and built-in sound for speech recognition and generation. The system has a USB port as well as a port replicator capable of bringing out a variety of accessories for virtually any peripheral, including bar code scanners, GPS, wireless communications and test equipment for diagnostics, trouble shooting, inspection, maintenance and repair. The MA IV offers a choice of a one pound VGA color six inch flat panel digitizer worn either on the wrist or in a sleeve on a belt, or a full color VGA miniature head mounted display complete with an integrated mic and tiny color video camera. The head mounted display offers the wearer the same perceived image as a conventional computer monitor at normal desk-top or laptop distance."

"The MA IV runs industry standard operating systems such as Window '95, '98, NT, SCO UNIX and LINUX, allowing easy porting of existing applications for those who need access to computerized information while truly mobile, keeping their hands and feet free and their eyes focused on their real jobs."

Complete Xybernaut press release.