The future of wearable tech

From bluetooth headsets to watches, shoes that keep tabs on you and glasses that surf the web for you, wearable technology is quickly becoming the thing that people in the very near future may not be able to avoid. Just as so many people have smartphones and tablets now, will the same bulk of people have gadgets adorning their bodies? This story takes a look at the future of wearable technology.

Imagine a small adhesive strip that can collect intimate biological data and tell your smartphone that you need to apply sunscreen or hydrate. How about a sensor for service dogs that enables them to transmit “verbal” commands to their handlers? Around the world, researchers are working behind the scenes and around the clock on jaw-dropping applications for wearable technology, driving innovation into areas that were considered science fiction just a few years ago.

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