Presentation: Tweet"Here Comes Wearable Technology!"
In recent years, interest in wearable technology has been steadily gaining momentum, having been given a boost by the popularity in lifestyle tracking devices and apps for smartphones. Industry big players have spotted the potential and started a race to snap up patents and create a lot of speculation about potential products that will possibly capture the attention of the mainstream and drive the future of wearable tech. Concurrently, artists, makers and designers have been pushing the boundaries of the body, in the form of bespoke wearables using electronics such as sensors, actuators and microcontrollers. This presentation will take a brief look how wearable technology has emerged from its early roots in cybernetics and sci-fi and how projects are developing outside the current bubble of media hyperbole.Download slides