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Wearable technology

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.[1] History[edit] 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. Through the history and development of wearable computing, this vision has been both contrasted and affirmed. The calculator watch, introduced in the 1980s, was one original piece of widespread worn electronics. According to Forbes, 71% of 16-to-24 year olds want wearable tech.[9] Prototypes[edit] Festivals and shows[edit] Modern Technologies[edit] See also[edit]

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Wearable Devices in Healthcare, What to Expect in 2016 - Wearable Devices The changing face of healthcare illustrated one of the most lucrative markets that will be expanding in 2016. Technology is exploding and with the rapid changes to healthcare, devices are being created to track and analyze information about a person’s health. This data can be remotely transmitted and provided to medical personnel who could then be able provide targeted treatment. New wearable devices are being created which can be used to remotely monitor a multitude of data.

Wearable Technology and Wearable Devices: Everything You Need to Know Everything You Need to Know Introduction to Wearable Technology What is Wearable Technology? What are Wearable Devices? 10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms. 1 of 11 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.

Study hints that wearable fitness trackers do more harm than good If you’ve been wearing a fitness tracker for a while and have been disappointed in the results you’ve received, you’re not alone. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that fitness trackers could be impeding your ability to meet your weight loss goals. The study, which took place between 2010 and 2014, included 471 randomized participants (74.5% completed the study) which were separated into two main groups. The Past, Present and Future of Wearable Technology The popularity of wearable devices like Fitbit and Google Glass has implications for numerous industries, most notably fitness and healthcare. The rapid growth of wearable technology products, spurred by the desires of younger consumers, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, innovative advancements make the future of wearable technology appear full of unlimited possibilities.

Health monitoring, Activity monitor, Health apps Today’s rising healthcare costs can be attributed largely to one problem: inactivity. The dramatic spike in healthcare premiums has led employers to move toward high deductible, consumer-directed health plans that include activity-based wellness programs to help improve employee health. The difficult part to making wellness programs work is getting people to participate. 8 Mind-blowing Uses of Wearable Technology (Seriously...) What would your colleagues say if you asked them what wearable technology was, or what it can do? You’ll quickly hear about smart watches like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, fitness trackers like those produced by Fitbit and smart glasses projects like Google Glass. As for what these products can be used for, after a bit of thought most people would come up with a few sensible use cases – like taking pictures using voice commands, keeping track of your daily calorie expenditure or receiving inbound messages. Now try asking what wearable technology might be used for in the future – as in 10 years in the future? It’s at this point that you’ll probably start getting blank looks.

SalesforceVoice: How Wearable Technology Can In recent years, wearable technology has become a hot topic in the tech industry. With its tight relationship with the Internet of Things, many insiders have designated wearables for business as the next big thing. But while the most talked-about new wearable technologies—such as theApple iWatch and Google Glass—are either not yet widely available, or are only just beginning to make their way into customers’ hands, there are many other wearable products that have already established themselves in the market. To many users, these new devices are often categorized as fun novelties and interesting gadgets, but others see them for what they really are: a game-changing influence with the potential to utterly disrupt the modern business world . As such, we’ve recently launched Salesforce Wear, a development platform that can be used for creating business apps for Android Wear, ARM, Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, and Samsung, as well as other devices. Higher Productivity, Better Bottom Line

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health The most popular such gizmo — or at least the most heavily marketed — has been Jawbone’s stylish, rubberized, shower-proof Up band ($130). For about a week on a battery charge, it quietly measures your movement, whether you are awake or asleep, and displays the results on your iPhone or Android phone. The trouble with the Up band, however, is the way it communicates with your phone. You remove the bracelet. Pull off a metal cap about the size of a blood cell. Current and future applications for wearable technology - Information Age One recognizable and notable device currently is Google Glass, a form of wearable technology that is currently being tweaked for optimal use. Google Glass is beginning to promised to offer some amazing possibilities, especially in the field of healthcare, which has many examples of wearable technology already in use by many people. Until just recently, smartwatches had not been deployed all that successfully, having limited functionality and aesthetics that have been less than appealing to wear on a wrist.

Latest Wearable Technology Statistics and Trends The Rise of Wearable Technology In contemporary times, wearable technology is becoming a buzz word, but it dates back as far as 1200s with inventions that change the way we live and track life. Lets take a look at the journey so far. 2011 In 2011, an estimated 14 million wearable devices were shipped. This is expected to rise to between 39 million and 171 million in 2016. 2012 In 2012, 35.1% of the wearable technology was in the medical sector. 61% of all such products in the market were fitness based or activity tracker while 69% of adults track a health care indicator for themselves or others.