TECH YOU CAN WEAR
Wearable technology has started making inroads into our lives
TECHNOLOGY IS BECOMING so much a part of our lives that it will now be a part of our bodies too.
Google Glass, the on-your-eye LCD from Google, might be the most visible and talked about gadget in this space, but it is definitely not alone. From watches to shoes, soon there will be a computer in almost all things that go on your body. So much so that even self fitting shirts are in the works.
You know it is a big trend when companies as big as Google, Apple and Samsung start talking about devices that will be worn on our self. In fact, there seems to be a race on between rivals Apple and Samsung on who will bring out the first smartwatch, even though we have had smartwatches for a while now.
Many of us actually carry wearable technology in our pockets in the form of smartphone apps that measure our moments and tabulate the data to tell us what we should be doing extra to stay fit, or finish a task on time. When this technology starts being loaded into a standalone device, then it becomes a "quantifiable-self device". So a lot of these devices will have sensors that know what your are doing and relay this data to a smartphone or PC app. Similar technology is also being loaded in shoes, especially those used for training and specific sports like basketball.
This is just the beginning.