Wearable technology

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Wearable technology, wearables, fashion technology, tech togs, or fashion electronics are smart electronic devices (electronic device with micro-controllers) that can be incorporated into clothing or worn on the body as implants or accessories.wikipedia
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Internet of things

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Wearable devices such as activity trackers are an example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality ) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.
A growing portion of IoT devices are created for consumer use, including connected vehicles, home automation, wearable technology, connected health, and appliances with remote monitoring capabilities.

CuteCircuit

In 2004, fashion design label CuteCircuit unveiled a concept Bluetooth-connected electronics called the HugShirt at the CyberArt Festival in Bilbao, Spain, where it won the Grand Prize at the festival.
CuteCircuit designs wearable technology and interactive fashion.

Smartwatch

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It appears prominently in consumer electronics with the popularization of the smartwatch and activity tracker.
Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, may evolve into a business worth US$6 billion annually and a July 2013 media report, revealed that the majority of major consumer electronics manufacturers were undertaking work on a smartwatch device at the time of publication.

Pebble (watch)

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Crowdfunding-backed start-up Pebble reinvented the smartwatch in 2013, with a campaign running on Kickstarter that raised more than $10m in funding.
Pebble's intellectual property was purchased by Fitbit, a wearable technology company specializing in fitness tracking, who also hired some of the Pebble staff.

Fitbit

Examples include Garmin, Fitbit, Apple Watch, and Samsung Galaxy Gear.
Its products are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics involved in fitness.

Asha Peta Thompson

Asha Peta Thompson founded Intelligent Textiles Limited, Intelligent Textiles, who create woven power banks and circuitry that can be used in e- uniforms for infantry.
She is the co-founder and director of Intelligent Textiles, who create wearable technology including e- uniforms for infantry.

E-textiles

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Asha Peta Thompson founded Intelligent Textiles Limited, Intelligent Textiles, who create woven power banks and circuitry that can be used in e- uniforms for infantry.
Many smart clothing, wearable technology, and wearable computing projects involve the use of e-textiles.

Google Glass

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In 2010, Google started developing prototypes of its optical head-mounted display Google Glass, which went into customer beta in March 2013.

Intel

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Intel partnered with the brand Chromat to create a sports bra that responds to changes in the body of the user, as well as a 3D printed carbon fiber dress that changes color based on the user's adrenaline levels.
Intel developed a reference design for wearable smart earbuds that provide biometric and fitness information.

Clothing technology

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The advent of advanced electronics has resulted in wearable technology being developed and popularized since the 1980s.

Smart object

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Activity tracker

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Wearable devices such as activity trackers are an example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality ) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.

Electronics

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Wearable devices such as activity trackers are an example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality ) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.

Software

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Wearable devices such as activity trackers are an example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality ) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.

Sensor

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Wearable devices such as activity trackers are an example of the Internet of Things, since "things" such as electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity are effectors that enable objects to exchange data (including data quality ) through the internet with a manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices, without requiring human intervention.

Health care

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Apart from commercial uses, wearable technology is being incorporated into navigation systems, advanced textiles, and healthcare.

Peter Henlein

In 1500 the German inventor Peter Henlein created small watches which were worn as necklaces.

Alberto Santos-Dumont

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In 1904, the aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont pioneered the use of the wristwatch as it allowed him to have his hands unoccupied when piloting.

Ubiquitous computing

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Modern wearable technology is related to both ubiquitous computing and the history and development of wearable computers.

Sousveillance

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Through the history and development of wearable computing, pioneers have attempted to enhance or extend the functionality of clothing, or to create wearables as accessories able to provide users with sousveillance — the recording of an activity typically by way of small wearable or portable personal technologies.

Quantified self

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Tracking information like movement, steps, and heart rate is part of the quantified self movement.

Calculator watch

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One early piece of widely adopted pre-modern wearable technology was the calculator watch, which was introduced in the 1980s.

Hearing aid

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An even earlier wearable technology was the hearing aid.

Bluetooth

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In 2004, fashion design label CuteCircuit unveiled a concept Bluetooth-connected electronics called the HugShirt at the CyberArt Festival in Bilbao, Spain, where it won the Grand Prize at the festival.