Wearable tech is well and truly mainstream – but what does the future hold? What could their potential new forms mean for our day-to-day lives, businesses and wellbeing?
The aim of wearables should be to operate silently but powerfully in the background, blurring the interface between ourselves and the device. For this tech to go beyond slapping a fitness band on our wrists (valuable as that might be), it will need to hone in on the issues that are core to our health and long-term wellbeing.
The wearable of the future is doing just that. It will be proactive and pre-emptive, rather than simply a monitor. The applications are fascinating – buoying your state of mind, aiding early detection of chronic disease, or boosting employee security and productivity.