Wearable Technology: The Next Big Thing?

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One of the most talked about takeaways from the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), 2014 were a gamut of enticing wearable technology driven gadgets. With more and more breakthroughs in sensors and wireless technology, wearable business is gaining pace and is being touted as one of the most exciting digital age markets.

The list of new launches and products which are expected to be in the market is quite enterprising – be it computers built into spectacles or pills which can record your temperature, smart socks that monitor running techniques or macho smartwatches tucked on the wrist, wearable technology products are quite a buzz. While some of them are solution-based or for comfort, some sound just out of the fantasy world.

For example– the Smile from EmoPulse which read the wearer’s moods and reactions and tells the wearer when to rest or keep working or even when to sleep or wake up. It is simple like your bracelet which does everything which you would want your smartphone to do. If the user goes the sleep, this device automatically switches its settings to nighttime and sends all the incoming calls directly to voicemail. Not just it reads your mood, it can send and receive calls and text messages, organize schedule and record voice notes.

Then there is this device called Instaglasses which enables people with ability to switch on a camera on their glasses with a button on the side of the frame to capture those fleeting picture perfect moments.

Some wearable tech keeps you connected with people you care for. For instance, KMS Wristband phones and SmartOne infant sleep monitor. While the former consecutively dial up to 5 phone numbers at the touch of one button and send alert if the wearer has left a pre-described area, the latter fits into a chest pocket and sends information and active alerts on temperature, baby orientation and breathing to configured mobile device. On a similar note is Fitbark pet activity tracker.

Wearable tech is also doing revolutionary stuff to health world. A Quardiocare heart monitor can send the electrocardiogram to a smartphone and the EKG can be forwarded to a physician for remote heart monitoring. Google smart lenses are also on offer which can help monitor diabetes. It has miniature electronics which can monitor glucose levels and then wirelessly transmit them to a handheld device.  Another smart tech piece is life band – a bracelet-like fitness device which connects to your smartphone and notifies your progress. Apart from that it lets you control your music and manage your calls.

While Google glass may be one the most popular wearable tech pieces, the Meta Pro takes the idea up a few notches. Carl Zeiss lens, screen area 15 times that of Google glass with a full-blown Intel Core i5 Windows computer packed in a comparatively bigger pair of shades that you can control using your hands.

Those listed above are not a comprehensive list of these tantalizing wearable technology devices, but they surely suggest how useful, innovative, luxurious  and stylish these on-your-body pieces could get.

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Zoya Rasul

The author holds a degree in engineering and currently pursuing Masters in Convergent Journalism. She is an experienced copywriter as well where she worked for a reputed Ad Agency.