David Forbes and his wearable tv.
David Forbes was on his way home to Tucson, Arizona, after a family trip last summer, David Forbes was stopped by a policeman in the Detroit airport. Since Forbes entered the airport the officer said he had received 50 panicked phone calls and now his entire family had been marked for extra screening. The delay was inconvenient, but it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Forbes had 160 circuit boards and enough electronics to start a data center strapped to his body. What the authorities didn’t realize, though, was that all the equipment wasn’t dangerous—it was actually a wearable TV set.