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Wearable Technologies


For the past few years, wearable technology has become the new demand in the market. People shifted from using wearable technology for health reasons such as trackers that count steps or calories burned to clothing with sensors, smartwatches, pet trackers and wearable payments.

The demand on all kinds of wearables is increasing because the idea of having a truly personal computer that is smaller, cheaper, and faster is appealing to the consumers. For the sensors, there are tech tattoos called the “invisibles”, technologists now are working to improve these sensors on the body to give a person a total view of how his/her body is moving or performing across multiple sensors.

The blossoming field of wearable technology changed the way we live by connecting people in new different ways, one of the main factors of this evolution, is that high-technology is becoming hundred times smaller, faster and more powerful each decade. All the data computing, filtering and analyzing now fits inside a very tiny chip inside a smartwatch or a tracker.

Financially, the global spending on high-tech wearables will be $19bn by 2019, a study has shown that 71% of Americans, and 63% of Brits said that “wearable technology has improved their health and fitness.”

The most common wearable activity trackers are Fitbug, Fitbit, and Nike Fuelband, these trackers are helping people with their health and fitness by providing them real time information about their diet and movement, and record their heart rate, blood pressure, and intensity of exercise. Many big multinational companies are investing in the wearable technology, for example, Google and its Google glass is indeed a breakthrough technology to the world.

The wearable technology field is a fascinating field to study. In the future, a lot of new innovative wearable devices and clothes are going to enter the market. For the large multinational corporates such as: Apple, Nike and Google the obstacles are lower than the small startups who are about to enter the new market and jump the boundaries to push the new concept of the high-tech wearable and its capabilities.