Ever imagined that one day you would be checking your glucose level by yourself without having to visit a clinic? Ever thought that a day would come where a watch would help you to predict epileptic seizures and also measure your stress levels? Well, these things might not have been a part of your imagination. But they are a part of reality in today’s fast-growing technological world. These type of devices come under emerging technologies namely the WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.
Wearable Technology refers to the electronic technologies or components which are integrated with items such as clothes and other accessories which are worn daily by the people. These wearable devices have the capability to communicate with the wearer and allow them to access the information. The wearable device could be either a watch/ jewelry like bracelet or glasses or cap or it could just be a smart tattoo.
Wearable Technology does not solely assist us in our daily routine, but other areas of technologies like Internet of Things and Augmented reality play, a vital role in building these wearable devices. The collaboration of these technologies results in these splendid, smart and time-saving devices.
Benefits of Wearable Technology
Well, the history of Wearable Technology can be dated back to the year 1286. Emperor Nero who had a difficulty in watching his gladiator fights had been given the first ever wearable eye glasses. Now fast-forwarding the time and coming to the year 2015, we now have Google marketing its product, the Google glass. Nevertheless, it’s not the only wearable device available. We have a lot many devices and there are many more to come up in the future.
Advantages of Wearable Technology
Increased Connectivity
You are at a meeting and aren’t concentrating on your phone. But are your important calls going unnoticed? No. It’s because, the SmartyRing keeps you notified constantly about the incoming & outgoing calls, SMS and e-mails. And not to brag, it even helps you in finding your misplaced phone. Thus, the wearable devices help you in building up your connections.
Employment Opportunities
Wearable Technology is still emerging. And it has its wings spread in many parts of the world and various employment sectors. Wearable Technology opens up opportunities for marketing which includes insights into user communication. Digital marketing is one other crucial area which helps in spreading the news about Wearable Technology. There are many business plants which are newly entering into wearable device market. All these would contribute to the creation of new and the huge number of employment opportunities. By creating potential employment opportunities, unemployment levels can be brought down. This increases a nation’s workforce population. It in-turn results in enhanced productivity.
HealthCare Benefits
Isn’t it so cool that there is always someone who constantly monitors your health and notifies you the same? There are many wearable devices which help you in monitoring your health.Few examples are the Jawbone which notifies your sleep schedule, Minimed – which functions as an artificial pancreas, GlucoTel-which measures your glucose and blood pressure levels and many more. They occupy minimal space and are even easy to operate.