Future Lab Program N starts in the U.S., and began Thursday the recruitment of program participants.
Applicants can sign-up for this program on the event site after they’ve experienced the prototypes which will be on an invite-only basis. An invitation to the event will be sent to applicants who agree to Future Lab Program N’s terms and conditions and have applied beforehand.
Participants will be asked to use the concept prototype throughout the program period, and their feedback collected from questionnaires, interviews, and meet-up events will be used for further development for research and development.
Selected users who support the mission of the Future Lab Program will be chosen to participate in Future Lab Program N.
The Concept Prototype N contains the following elements which are currently under development:
1. Neckband-style wearable device
The neckband is equipped with open speakers and responds to voice prompts, making it a new breed of a wearable device that requires no earpiece and realizes a fully hands-free operation.
2. Open-ear earphones
This device is an entirely new breed of earphones: an open-ear type.
3. Personalized radio service
This service leverages the behavior recognition technology equipped in the Concept Prototype N in order to provide the user with timely audio information based on the user’s surroundings or location, or in response to a voice command.