VSP’s Innovation Lab Inks Wearable Tech Deal with USC

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VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, has announced a major partnership with The Center for Body Computing (CBC), a leading think tank on mobile health and wearable technology at the University of Southern California.

This is huge news for Project Genesis, VSP’s first wearable prototype that debuted earlier this year.

Check out the video for more details on this hi-tech deal:

“As we enter into a new phase in the development of Project Genesis, it’s critical that we have the very best minds at the table to ensure we’re developing a meaningful experience that enhances the wearer’s life,” said Shop co-lead Jay Sales. “Our membership with the Center for Body Computing creates a partnership hub that will allow our team to engineer the next generation of this product with insight from experts outside our own bubble.”

As a member organization within the CBC, The Shop can tap into an array of experts from a number of industries.

“Being at the USC Center for Body Computing is like being at the Knights of the Round Table,” said Shop co-lead Leslie Muller. “With diverse perspectives and the mobile health expertise of the CBC, we can move Genesis into the next phase of development with a holistic approach that fuses design, technology and contextualized healthcare through a platform that we know best—eyewear.”

As VSP inches closer to bringing Project Genesis to life for the masses, would you be interested in serving as a consumer beta tester for this kind of wearable technology?

VSP Project Genesis wearable technology

15 Comments

  • Luanne Strickland says:

    Yes I would be interested. If I can help to improve whether it be my health or anyone else’s health I would love the opportunity! Luanne Strickland

  • louise bolin says:

    i would be interested in helping

  • Scott mccurdy says:

    Would love to be part of this. I’m an optician of 21 years and am an out of the box thinker and love this stuff!

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  • robert hailey says:

    I would enjoy the opportunity! Coming from a military background, I frequently participated in testing new equipment with results that sometimes benefitted mission objectives.

  • Dale wise says:

    Yes. I have used the current tracking devices (Jawbone, Fitbit) and it would be interesting to compare glasses with these devices

  • Liz Barrett says:

    I’m in! Please count me in as a beta tester!

  • Lindsay DelPrete says:

    I would love to be a beta tester!

  • Christine Howard says:

    I’d love to test these out. I am one of those individuals who’s been intrigued by fitbits and such, but hate the idea of wearing that bulky thing on my wrist. Having that technology built into glasses that I already wear everyday would be amazing!

  • Lilia Martinez says:

    Yes, I would be interested. I use glasses regularly and also have been using Fitbit devices for a few years now.

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