Wearables are a subset of the devices in our lives that are connected to each other via the internet, known as the Internet of things (IoT). They have been leading the digital revolution since 2013, and have been slowly pulling away from other IoT, due to connectivity becoming faster and easier.
So, what types of wearables are actually available in 2018?
Some of the most well known wearables are smartwatches. The tiny computers on our wrists have taken the world by storm with their ease of access and flexibility, but are presently still limited by their necessity to be tethered to our phones. Although the future will be to transform them into independent devices, this freedom raises some major security issues; a new type of safeguarding like our use of IOTA Tangle is needed to keep up.
Intelligent headphones are very similar to the smart watch. They offer noise canceling features, and create true 3D sounds that listen to your commands; they also record audio in 3D with their external microphone. Medically, they can isolate your heartbeat and record your heart rate, and will soon be able to read your temperature and other vital signs, leaving smart watch technology almost redundant.
Smart clothes are relatively new in the IoT industry, and primarily consist of sports clothing. These range from yoga pants that can tell you if you are holding the position correctly, to tops with micro ECG sensors that track your heart rate and muscles usage, all the way to bikinis that can read UV levels and warn you when you have been in the sun too long. A Korean company has even created a smart suit that lets the wearer unlock their phone, swap business cards digitally, and set gadgets to office and drive modes.
Head mounted displays (HMDs) are disruptive wearables that allow immersive experiences in virtual 3D worlds.
Brands such as the Oculas Rift and Google Glass make it possible to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality; which overlays information onto real world objects.
HMDs are being used everywhere, from training soldiers in realistic but harmless virtual environments, to allowing doctors to see MRI and CAT scans overlaid on their patients through augmented reality. Large scale use of HMDs in these fields requires a top management system such as our Augmate Connect platform.
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