30 Oct '15, 6pm

What Will Make Wearable Technology Take Off?

This idea that we need 100x the same sensor on our body is wishful thinking and not an efficient approach. Sure in some markets you can push pointless things just like today Western kitchens have 100 different gadgets that do very little and not very often. But that's not much of a revolution, just irrational consumers- i have no idea why i even own a microwave oven. Once the sensors are very very cheap, selling them has little upside and the dynamic changes but that won't be all that soon. Even mechanical pocket watches 500 years ago could be considered as wearables. Headphones/earplugs and others are that too. So if there is a lesson, that would be that the device needs to offer enough functionality to be considered as a purchase and once it does, the price has to be reasonable. So pretty much like any other product isn't it? The industry must stop thinking about it's ne...

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