Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology in the Workplace. “Physically it was like getting a vaccination; a pain in the hand that was over very quickly,” explains Hannes Sjoblad, describing the moment a piercing specialist implanted a microchip under his skin.
The NFC (near-field communication) chip allows the Swede to swipe into his office, set the alarm system, register loyalty points at nearby retailers and access his gym. Around 15 percent to 20 percent of the 250 people working at the Epicenter co-working space in Stockholm where Sjoblad is Chief Disruption Officer have opted into the program, which eliminates the need for key-fobs or electronic entry cards. Since announcing it earlier this year, Sjoblad has been flooded with inquiries from companies looking to adopt a similar system. Wearable Technology Pros and Cons - Humavox. It seems that wearable technology is here to stay.
Whether it be because of the buzz behind the Fitbit fitness tracker or the new Apple Watch, wearables are making a splash. So what are wearables? Inside this fairly diverse category named wearables are different innovative (worn) technologies such as smart glasses (VR & AR glasses), activity trackers, smartwatches, Head-Mounted Displays, smart clothing, wireless earbuds, wearable cameras, wearable ECG monitors, hearing aids and more. Essentially wearables include any smart device that you can wear. This broad category is set on influencing our lives so to properly prepare we lay before you the pros and cons of the current different wearable technologies. The Future of Wearable Tech & Why You Need to Care - Blacks In TechnologyBlacks In Technology. By Ayori S.
The term “Wearables” has got to be my favorite buzz word that is “blowing up” all over the place. Everyone is using the term and talking about “Wearable tech”, but like “Big Data” few people actually have a clue what wearable tech REALLY means for industries or our personal lives. While ABI Research predicts that this year, about 90 million wearable devices will be sold this year mostly in the health & fitness, wearable tech goes far beyond Fitbits and Google Glass. I took a trip down to Wearables DevCon earlier this month to connect deeper with this community and I’m so glad I did. Wearables news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video. What is Wearable Tech and what can I do with it? Switching healthcare into autopilot with wearable technology: Niamh O'Mahony at TEDxDublin.
Pattie Maes: Unveiling game-changing wearable tech. 50 wearable tech gamechangers for 2016. It's that time of year once again when the Wareable team set aside thoughts of mince pies and look ahead to what's in store for wearable tech in 2016.
In last year's Wareable 50, we correctly pointed out that the Apple Watch (surprise, surprise), Xiaomi and Tag Heuer would be grabbing the headlines. We also said it would be a big year for the Jawbone UP3 and smart clothing. So we didn't get everything right. How wearable technology will change our lives. "Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design". Fashion and technology: in the first part of a series focusing on designers who are introducing the fashion world to new technologies, Dezeen speaks to architect Julia Körner about how advances in 3D scanning, modelling and printing are creating a "revolution in customised fashion pieces within ready to wear" (+ interview + slideshow). 3D-printed garments have become a common sight on the Haute Couture catwalks of designers like Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.
Austrian architect Julia Körner, who collaborated with Van Herpen on these digitally fabricated garments, is now working on transferring the technology used to create the elaborate garments into everyday clothing production as part of what she calls an "exciting moment in fashion design". "Body scanning and 3D-modelling techniques allow you to design towards a perfect fit, and through minimal changes in the code I can create variations of adaptations in the design," she told Dezeen. Fashion Innovations in 3D Printing.
Iris van Herpen & Daniel Widrig's 2010 collaboration with .MGX by Materialise TICKETS SOLD OUT!
View the event on Livestream. Best wearable tech of 2016. Wearable Devices Magazine - The Authority in Wearable Technology. Wearable tech opinions, analysis, enterprise strategy - Wearable Tech News. Wearable technology. Wearable technology, fashionable technology, wearable devices, tech togs, or fashion electronics are clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies.
The designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely critical or aesthetic agenda. History Wearable technology is related to both the field of ubiquitous computing and the history and development of wearable computers. With ubiquitous computing, wearable technology share the vision of interweaving technology into the everyday life, of making technology pervasive and interaction friction less.