Mobile apps are no longer only mobile applications. As each day passes, new wearable applications being introduced to the marketplace. Multiple industries are integrating the technologies into their services. Wearable technologies have become part of both our corporate and personal landscapes. Athletes and runners of all capabilities use wearable computers to document tremendous amounts of data about their physical status. Wearables may be taken for granted as part of our everyday lives, yet it has been a path which developers have been embracing for years. The vast majority of organizations plan to increase spending on wearable technology over the next year, according to a recent survey. For starters, these technologies are currently supporting departments better manage employee communications and time.
Wearable Technology has been one of the hottest entrants in the technical field. Till recent times, applications of wearable devices were typically focused on the healthcare industry. While 2016, will observe instances where companies use wearable devices to improve performance and competence. Along with this, a buzz is also there that textile and fashion industries would be implementing wearable tech for better connectivity. Certainly, smartphone app developers will be turning their spotlight from smartphones to wearable device based apps for enterprises in 2016 and onwards. The smartphone will become the hub of a personal-area network consisting of wearable gadgets such as smart jewelry, on-body healthcare sensors, display devices (like Google Glass), smartwatches and a variety of sensors installed in clothes and shoes. These gadgets will communicate with mobile applications to deliver information in modern ways and enable a wide range of services and products in areas such as fitness, sport, fashion, health care and hobbies.
Google Glass – In 2012 Google started the public discussion of an eyeglass-mounted computer, “Project Glass”. This was the initiation of “Google Glass”. The evolution of Google Glass has encountered not only a technology growth curve but, also a social growth curve. Community members, respond differently to social norms being challenged when someone arrives at crowded a room wearing a camera on their face.
An Apple Corporation – Apple has invested heavily, banking on the success of their smart watch: “iWatch”. Many see an iWatch as the next step of the wearables revolution. While many ‘smartwatches’ temporarily record data, they are attached to a larger smartphone to download and process data. The recently announced upgrades for the iWatch demonstrate it to be a more of a self-sustaining platform. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent announcement, “This new version will have great new capabilities and bring native apps right to your wrist”. The first generation needs to dock with an iPhone 5 (or later) but is setting the basis for an independent system with future developments.
Medical applications – Today patients can communicate with emergency responders through transmitting critical medical data in a wearable computer. Although a patient may not be conscious, their wearable computer is still able to intervene with life-saving communications.
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