When it was first introduced to the masses, wearable tech was underwhelming to say the least. Everybody thought that the Google Glass or the Apple watch were going to take off and we’d all be wearing them soon enough, but in reality, nobody was that bothered. The only place that wearable tech really took off in a big way was in the fitness industry with products like the Fitbit. But wearable tech doesn’t start and end with fitness aids, there are plenty of great potential uses for it in the business world that could revolutionize all sorts of different industries. These are just some of the ways that we could be making better use of wearable tech.
Wearable tech is already helping people get fit and healthy but it doesn’t have to be limited to counting your steps and making diet plans. The sensors in fitness tech are advancing very quickly and soon they could measure a lot more than just your basic movements. They could be developed to monitor people for the symptoms of specific diseases which would massively increase the chance of early detection which can save a lot of lives. It could also help with medical research because scientists would have access to a huge database of information about different people’s health that could be used to develop new treatments etc.
The construction industry probably doesn’t come to mind when you’re thinking of areas that could make good use of wearable tech but those innovations are already starting to happen. Products from sites like librestream.com are being used to make construction safer and easier. Wearable glasses like the Google Glass were pretty useless for day to day wear, but in a construction setting they could be used to lay blueprints over a space, display health and safety information, and give access to manuals for tools and equipment, all of which makes construction workers lives easier and safer every single day.
There are already apps that record how well a person drives in order to price their car insurance but wearable tech could easily take this a step further. Imagine a driver wearing something similar to the Google Glass was in an accident; everything that happened would be recorded from their point of view so you’d be able to see if it happened the way that they say it did. You might be thinking that a dash cam does just the same already so there’s no need for wearable tech, but the information they could record is so much more detailed. They would be able to track things like the wearers eye movements so we could know whether they were paying attention to the road or not. It could also monitor their levels of tiredness so you could ascertain exactly who’s fault the accident was. We would also be able to use that information to get more accurate insurance quotes as well.
Wearable tech might not have taken off as a consumer product but that doesn’t mean it’s useless, it could be used in so many great ways.
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