Wearable Devices and the Internet of Things
Wearable devices are a hot topic and at the center of discussion related to the Internet of Things (IoT), as illustrated by the new $5,000 “Make it Wearable” challenge recently issued by Intel. Some of the first evolution of the functionality that wearable devices are already delivered are related to identification and security. Maybe you don’t consider the badge you wear at work a wearable device. Health- and fitness-oriented wearable devices that offer biometric measurements such as heart rate, perspiration levels, and even complex measurements like oxygen levels in the bloodstream are also becoming available. Other function such as ingratiating wearable device with your smart-home, being able to read other people health conditions.No matter what direction wearable devices evolve over the next few years, it seems that they will need to be a more integrated element in the IoT in order to provide the wide range of features we’re all expecting.
What other break through opportunity do you see coming from wearable devices?
What issues do you see in there wearable devices?