Wrist watches were just wall or tower clocks that someone looked at and thought that we should adapt this idea and wear this technology. The exciting trend now just involves better technology being worn. The shift from desktops to laptops to smaller mobile devices such as tablets and phones is moving still to wearable tech, which will be even more intimately connected with our daily activities. From sensory perceptive fabrics that can help monitor our bodies and communicate findings, to DIY wearable tech fashion such as creating a GPS implanted into a jacket or an LED turn signals and break lights for backpacks for people on bikes, the possibilities are seemingly as endless as they are exciting.
The Future of Wearable Technology | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios