What is the future of wearable technology and its uses?

November 4, 2021

Wearable technology is evolving and finding new uses in various industries at a rapidly-increasing pace. It’s the natural result of our handheld devices decreasing in size as they increase in functionality. Convenience and portability have always been an important part of this evolution, and even as just one facet of that evolution, wearable tech is facing its own versions of these changes in a few different ways.

What is the future of wearable technology? From interconnectivity with other devices to new use cases and functions, it’s a future that’s looking bright. With applications for health care, entertainment, security, and more, it’s proven to be a versatile form of technology that’s set to play an increasing role in our lives.

DOHA intends to be a part of this growing new space with its own wearable tech products. As a producer of this technology, we’ve analyzed the market to get a sense of where its future is likely to lead.

In this blog post, we’ll give you a sense of some of the anticipated future uses for wearable technology, how those uses may benefit major industries, and how the overall wearable tech market is likely to look with these facts in mind.

The future functions of wearable technology

As outlined in this article from Wired, advancements in wearable tech have been made in a few different areas. These mainly include:

  • Efficiency: Wearable devices become both smaller and, in some cases, more reliant on alternative energy sources like solar.
  • Personalization: When you wear something on your body frequently, it becomes part of how you present yourself to the world. Wearable devices, of course, factor into that, and manufacturers are taking notice.
  • Inter-connectivity: Wearable devices are shaping up to be a big part of the growing IoT (internet of things) trend in the tech space, with functions integrated with other devices like smartphones and computers.
  • Responsiveness: AI personalities like Siri and Alexa were the first step in the continuing development of device sentience, an important part of making these devices’ functions more accessible. As devices connect more with their wearers, they’ll also be able to provide more accurate data for certain apps in spaces like fitness.
  • Security: With many wearable devices being as new as they are, their systems are more vulnerable to breaches by bad actors, which has allowed a new element of the cybersecurity market to rise to the challenge.

Applications in major industries

These uses, of course, make wearable devices an incredible asset to a multitude of different industries.

Potentially the biggest of these markets is the medical industry, where many functions of wearable devices are currently focused. Interconnectivity with functions of the human body like heart rate, metabolism, and more have made wearable tech an indispensable asset for gathering personalized medical data for an individual.

These benefits make wearable tech excellent for fitness applications and functions like patient management and treatment outside of the hospital setting.

Many features of wearable tech have also proven very beneficial for security applications. We’ve written about this particular topic before on our blog, which you can read here. To summarize, their small size and dual functions as multiple different wearable accessories, including glasses, rings, and bracelets allows them to track your state of health, discretely send messages as needed, and more.

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Learn more about DOHA’s wearable tech products

As you can read in the products section of our website, DOHA’s wearable watches seamlessly connect with other products like our laptops and BDFONES, allowing for a broader spectrum of functionality across all devices.

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