The wearable technology revolution: is your workplace prepared?
By Louise Taylor and Stephanie Creed
With the exponential rise of smart devices in recent years, the powerful combination of computing technology and internet connectivity has moved from our offices and homes to our bags and pockets.
Now, experts are predicting that devices that can be worn on the body, or even inside the body, will be the next major step in this trend towards more pervasive or even ‘ubiquitous’ computing — the idea that computing technology and the internet will be accessible anywhere as an integrated part of our environment.
These new devices hark back to the calculator wristwatches of the 1980s and are akin to Bluetooth mobile or audio headsets but are usually defined by their greater functionality and internet connectivity. They often operate in partnership with a smartphone that acts as the internet hub for the device and powers related apps, although this may change as new, more sophisticated devices emerge…
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