Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology

Joshua LePore, Nicholas Angle

Faculty: Iulian Gherasoiu

The wearable technology field started off very slowly and with limited functionality but today the field is a vast and fastly developing field. The field includes wearables for everyday life that can tell you the time and give you a heart rate to the more advanced technology used in the health industry that could save someone’s life by giving real-time data for someone’s health at the touch of a finger.

Wearables can also contribute to a healthier lifestyle from the amount of data a person can receive from the device. The person can see how many calories they burn in a day, how many steps they’ve walked, and even track their sleep schedule. This data is gathered from a large number of small sensors on these wearables such as photodiodes and light to track heart rate. With people’s growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), electronic wearables quickly joined this interest in the sheer amount of data a person can receive from it.

From this interest, large companies such as Samsung, Apple, Google, and Xiaomi have decided to make large investments in this field to engineer the most versatile wearables. These companies have also invested large amounts of money in the future of wearables. Augmented reality is getting closer every day to becoming an everyday wearable. From learning to just wanting to access data faster this technology can be easily used for that.

The general excitement surrounding these wearables has blown up and in 2022 we see a large market size of 61 billion which is projected to grow with rising demand and innovation.