Wearable Technology


16 December 2014

Until now wearables – including smart watches and fitness bands – have only really been used by technophile early adopters or professionals who need the data as part of their job, such as athletes. But as the design and value of devices improves, so will the opportunities wearables offer i.e. increasing workplace productivity; organisations should plan for how it will revolutionise consumer behaviour.

This month createtomorrow.co.uk looks at current wearable technologies in the marketplace and showcases the increasingly significant role wearables are due to play in our lives in the years ahead.

The live examples profiled include:

  • Body Worn Video: a film recording system that facilitates the capture of interactions with the public. Currently used by the police, it also has potential to deliver significant benefits across many other sectors.
  • FitBit: a digital fitness tracker that collects data from an individual's day, analyses it and encourages them to incorporate healthier habits into their daily routine.
  • Oculus Rift: a virtual reality headset which allows an individual to step inside a simulated world. From a business perspective Oculus Rift is not just a game but instead an innovative piece of wearable technology that can be used to take customers on a virtual journey.
  • Google Glass: an optical head-mounted device that displays information in a smartphone like, hands free format allowing wearers to communicate with the internet via voice command.

Visit the site to read more, meet the experts and participate in the discussion.

 

Download the wearable technologies infographic