Wearables includes Wearable Tech and Wearable Technology, a broad range of technology devices from jewelry to brainwave sensing devices. Currently, the most popular wearable is the fitness band followed by the Smartwatch. Fitness bands are inexpensive and easy to use. However, as technology continues to shrink in size, we are seeing sensors and processors in our clothing and other personal objects. We are already seeing emerging platforms in the form of jewelry and tattoos that provide data.
Brainwave sensing devices are a fascinating development as they increasingly offer medical grade technology for the consumer market.
Applications of Wearables
Wearables are connecting us with the Internet of Things to dramatically reshape our experience of the world and ourselves. And the rapidly expanding personal data we have about ourselves leads to the development of the Quantified Self. There are fascinating applications in medicine, sports, and our daily lives. Wearables will disrupt the way we work, entertain ourselves and the way we learn. They also raise challenges in terms of our privacy and our interactions with each other.
In the future, the question will only be how much data about ourselves do we want?