What does the future of wearable tech look like? I will be finding out at this year’s Wearable Technology Show, as New Rising Media returns for the forth year in a row!
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Wearable Technology Show has continued to be one of the UK's more exciting technology conferences - dictating what the future looks like in wearable tech, health tech and the internet of things.
At last year’s show, in a piece I wrote for BBC Science Focus, there were four clear directions that this space was headed in:
- Single-function style - Keeping wearable gadgetry in a simpler state than that smartphone in your pocket. Giving them one simple function as to maintain their status as being merely a wearable.
- Control everything in your life - Better implement wearables into the broader ecosystem of gadgetry, by enabling their ability to control items such as your music or smart home.
- Health (actual health) - By this, I don’t mean tracking steps or poorly calculating calories burned. I mean items like the BrightSign gloves - which translate your sign language hand movements into readable text & audio.
- A move into the enterprise - With examples like RealWear from last year, making construction sites safer through strapping architectural drawings into a wearable Android device, rather than on a piece of paper that requires hands to hold, businesses can really benefit from wearables.
I am the Founder and Editor-in-chief of New Rising Media. You can follow me on Twitter @MrJasonEngland.