The endeavor that eventually became Orang-Otang™ Computers began in 1990 with conception of the SunScroll™. This product led to development of a complete line of wearable computers, wearable phones, wearable music/audio/video electronics, and other devices. Orang-Otang also briefly published Wearable Computing™ Magazine and the Wearable Technology™ portal as means for facilitating the growth of the nascent wearables field.
Orang-Otang was too far “ahead of the market” and ceased operations by 2001. But the subsequent success of the convergence phone—what is now called a “smartphone”— (e.g., iPhone, Android), the pad/tablet computer (e.g., iPad), the downloadable music store and wearable player (e.g., iTunes Store, iPod), and the electronic book reader (e.g., Amazon’s Kindle) has emphatically vindicated the Orang-Otang vision.
Patents that resulted from the Orang-Otang endeavor include:
This entry on Orang-Otang, The Wearable Computing Company™, will be expanded when time permits.