Wearable Technology products are very diverse and have multiple applications. Some of the most well known products are looked at in detail below.
Google Glass is a pair of glasses with a camera on the side. This camera recognizes the surrounding area and then applies a display within your field of view. Google Glass is voice activated so you can give commands hands free. The following video shows the user experience with Google Glass and how some of the applications work:
The Apple Watch expands on the capabilities of contemporary watches. Shown on Apple’s ‘retina’ display, the Apple watch allows one to respond to texts, pick-up calls, read emails, and even check their own heart rate. All of this while being fashionable and maintaining its functionality as a watch. You are basically wearing an iPhone on your wrist. Watch this video to get a better idea of what the Apple Watch is all about:
Nike FuelBand is a monitor that links up with your phone via Bluetooth. The Nike FuelBand monitors your physical activity 24/7, from this measurement it gets a more accurate measure of your physical fitness and activity. FuelBand not only measures how intense your morning workout was but also how late your night on the town ended up. By doing this FuelBand can give a more accurate fitness measurement. Here’s a brief overview of Nike FuelBand:
The Medtronic MiniMed is a health product targeted at the diabetic community. The MiniMed is a wearable glucose meter that will automatically inject insulin into the wearer via a pump. The result is a product that allows diabetics to no longer test their own glucose levels and then inject themselves with insulin. The video below shows how much the Medtronic MiniMed has changed the life of a diabetic boy: