Wearable Technology: What You Need to Know

Applied Tech Review | Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Electronic devices that are designed to be worn on the body are considered wearable technology. In addition to jewelry and accessories, medical devices, and clothing or clothing elements, such devices can take many different forms. In reality, the sophistication of wearables varies depending on their processing and communications capabilities.

Fremont, CA: Virtual reality headsets, Google Glass, and Microsoft's HoloLens are some of the most sophisticated examples of wearable technology. One example of a less complex wearable technology is a disposable skin patch with sensors that transmits patient data wirelessly to a healthcare facility's control device.

Smartwatches and fitness trackers like the Fitbit Charge, VR headsets, smart jewelry, web-enabled glasses, Bluetooth headsets and smart jewelry are among the types of wearable technology available in the modern world. Health, fitness, and entertainment wearables work differently, depending on their category. Mobile devices and laptops are typically able to sync data collected by wearable technology with other electronics, such as microprocessors, batteries, and internet connectivity.

A wearable can keep track of body movements, identify a user biometrically or track their location with the help of built-in sensors. Wearables such as activity trackers or smartwatches -- the most popular types of wearables -- accompany a strap for monitoring an individual's physical activity or vitals.

Some wearables function without any physical contact with the user, while most are either attached to clothing or worn on the body. It is still possible to track the movements of users through cell phones, smart tags, or computers. Smart sensors and accelerometers are used in other wearables to measure speed and movement, as well as optical sensors that measure heart rate and glucose levels. Real-time data monitoring is a common feature of all these wearable technology devices.

Wearable technologies: applications

Wearable technology is widely used in consumer electronics, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers. Despite this, wearable technology has been incorporated into a wide range of scenarios with the advancements in the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) -from healthcare to navigation, consumer products to professional sports and advanced textiles.

The technology of epidermal skin: Wearable electronic skin was invented by the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, according to ScienceDaily.

Monitoring of health: Tracking and receiving notifications about heart rate, blood pressure, calories, and workouts are some of the many uses of wearable technology.

Gaming and entertainment: VR headsets, smart glasses, and controllers were first adopted by the gaming and entertainment industries.

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