Computerworld is reporting that Apple has hired Richard DeVaul, an expert in wearable computers, to the “Senior Prototype Engineer” position within the company. DeVaul has a background in wearable technologies as you can see from his personal homepage, as well as a PhD. in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT. At MIT, he worked on […]
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Apple Hires Wearable Computing Expert Richard DeVaul

Computerworld is reporting that Apple has hired Richard DeVaul, an expert in wearable computers, to the “Senior Prototype Engineer” position within the company.

DeVaul has a background in wearable technologies as you can see from his personal homepage, as well as a PhD. in Media Arts & Sciences from MIT. At MIT, he worked on new human-computer interaction techniques for wearable, mobile, and portable applications.

The report claims that DeVaul will be working on secret projects directly under Jony Ive, Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design at Apple.

DeVaul will be working under Jonny Ive in a secret lab focused on wearable computing technology where only seven people besides Ive and CEO Steve Jobs know what he is doing.

To me, this development tells us little more than what we already knew. Apple is at the bleeding edge and wants to remain there as future technologies spring up.

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