Trends For Wearable Devices
Technology has evolved so much, that nowadays we are simply wearing it on ourselves. When we talk about wearable technology, most people will think about stuff like Google Glass or something like that. But the truth is, as technology evolves, it gets more and more wearable, to the point where it will be as common as it gets in the future. The way we use pants, people will use maybe watches to check their e-mail, or stress control devices. No one can really guess the future, but we can surely know it is going to be full of new innovative technologies.
Devices like Apple’s iWatch are becoming a reality as time goes by, and soon enough, agent 007 will have nothing on us, and in fact, our technology will be far superior than his. Technology will soon start measuring our heart rate, our stress level, and all those things in order to help us have a healthier, superior lifestyle. The tech news on wearable devices can be quite impressive.
Soon enough, charging our mobile devices will be a possibility while we are on the move. The technology to use clothes that will gather solar power and be able to start charging our mobile devices is being developed right now. According to what we currently have, it is possible to charge up to 50 percent of the battery of a smartphone if they are worn in the sun for a full hour. Running out of battery on the move will certainly stop being a problem, except at night, but then again, there is still a lot of room to improve.
Another fashion trend coming up regarding mobile technology is an air purifier. In order to protect us from the air outside, this new trend is going to protect us from the evil pathogens present in the polluted air we have nowadays. The air purifier will be personal, which means that pretty much like cars, we will all have our own personal air purifiers. The air purifier is worn on the wrist, giving it easy access to any area around us we want it to have an effect on.
The clothes we wear are also evolving. They are not turning into the clothes we see on Sci-Fi movies, but they are turning it something a little more useful than what they are right now. Instead of just warming us up, they will start to react, and according to a clothing line we already have, our clothes can even respond to the environment. Made out of holographic leather, these clothes can react to sound, to light and to other external influences. The untapped potential of this type of tech tricks is incredible if we can just dream a little bit. For example, if this technology could start reacting to the internal health of the wearer, it could certainly help saving a lot of lives, by immediately warning others around the person, or even emergency services, about, for example, heart attacks. This could certainly become a very useful trend, it just needs to evolve the right way. But then again, it is extremely likely that the trend ends up taking the direction it is already going with, reacting to things like the sunset or sound.
Speaking of clothing and personal possessions, a fashion designer has decided to include tracking ships on his collection in the fall of 2015, meaning that his belongings could be traceable. This actually should become a trend, specially with things like our wallets or our house keys. These types of things are just plain horrible to lose, and if we could just turn on an app and locate where they are so we can retrieve them… Well is the world of the future!
Taking up that GPS idea, a company that sells DIY electronics and kits has a developed a helmet that helps the process of riding a bike across the city a lot, lot easier. The helmet basically has a navigation system in it, and it uses lights to indicate where the rider needs to go. The system needs to be a little easier to use, and right now the rider has to manually enter his destination, but then again, between using this helmet or trying to use map while riding a bike…. I would go for the helmet. This is another one of those trends that, if properly developed, has a lot of potential in it. The GPS system might already exist, but it would be great if our wrist watch could also tell us that the bus stop is in the next street over.
Smart socks – this is also a thing nowadays. A start-up company called Heapsylon has now created a smart sock, called Semsoria. This smart sock has an anklet paired with it, and it automatically detects the type of activity and it’s level a user is on by interpreting pressure signals coming from the foot of the wearer. The sensors in the sock send data to the anklet, which will then communicate to the user via app. As an example, this smart sock can identify an athlete’s form and identify whether or not the athlete is pushing it too far. This type of technology can certainly help avoid a lot of injuries for athletes, but then again, there is a lot more information the sock can tell it’s user, meaning there is a lot of untapped potential in this wearable trend.