The Future Potential of Wearable Tech

We’re just going to come out and say it: we think wearable tech is here to stay. There’s been immeasurable progress over the last seven years to get us to the point where we can make financial transactions with our watch, or take pictures using our high-tech glasses – and the best is yet to come, as we feel our way through the world of wearable tech and figure out how we can leverage it to make our lives easier.

The future of wearable tech looks very bright indeed – here’s how we think wearable tech will change lives over the coming years.

Improved fitness

The world of wearable tech within the fitness industry has exploded in the last few years, with more people than ever before tracking their daily exercise, monitoring their nutritional intake and delving deeper into their own personal analytics than ever before. Devices like the Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand have been a success so far, but we feel there’s much more to come in this arena.

Better healthcare

The seemingly sci-fi inspired world of bionic eyes and technologically-advanced prosthetic limbs is becoming more of a reality, and it looks like our healthcare systems are going to dramatically improve as wearable tech becomes more a part of our society.

Productive workforces

New hires of the future could well find themselves presented with Google Glass, a smartwatch or a fitness tracker when they turn up for their induction day at a new job at some point in the future. Wearable technology is a great way for employees to keep track of their entire workforce, encouraging them to maintain healthy lifestyles and keep their productivity levels elevated.

Connected fashion

Could we soon be seeing biometric garments being paraded down the catwalks of all the major Fashion Weeks? It seems that innovations like sensor-clad smart garments and conductive fabrics are growing increasingly popular – we can now add biometric data trackers to the inside of jewellery, we can monitor someone’s posture using a special t-shirt, and even tell them they’ve been sitting down for too long thanks to intuitive sensors. Style and substance merge at last!

The ‘Internet of Things’

As more and more devices in our world become ‘connected’, wearable tech will become ever more prominent. Imagine being able to turn on your kettle using your watch when you’re a few minutes from home? Imagine being able to use your smart glasses to access your home’s security cameras while you’re away? All of these innovations are hovering on the horizon, becoming more of a reality with each passing day.

Published on 20 Jan 2016

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