The invention of the first wearable computer

@article{Thorp1998TheIO,
  title={The invention of the first wearable computer},
  author={Edward O. Thorp},
  journal={Digest of Papers. Second International Symposium on Wearable Computers (Cat. No.98EX215)},
  year={1998},
  pages={4-8}
}
  • E. Thorp
  • Published 19 October 1998
  • Computer Science
  • Digest of Papers. Second International Symposium on Wearable Computers (Cat. No.98EX215)
The first wearable computer was conceived in 1955 by the author to predict roulette, culminating in a joint effort at M.I.T. with Claude Shannon in 1960-61. The final operating version was rested in Shannon's basement home lab in June of 1961. The cigarette pack sized analog device yielded an expected gain of +44% when betting on the most favored "octant". The Shannons and Thorps tested the computer in Las Vegas in the summer of 1961. The predictions there were consistent with the laboratory… 
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