Wearables are miniaturized computing devices that can be comfortably worn or carried to automate or augment daily work or personal activities.
These devices perform many of the same functions as existing mobile or desktop devices; however, they excel in simplifying the human-computer interaction by using natural gestures, voice commands, and other optimized interactions. Equipped with a useful array of sensors, both physiological and environmental, such as heart rate detectors, UV level detectors, GPS, accelerometers, compasses, voice-to-text recognition, optical character recognition, and Bluetooth, these devices detect, measure, and communicate information to provide a highly optimized human-computer experience.
Wearables are designed to make human interaction with technology more frictionless and seamless. This is not a new concept, and the use of wearable technology has been researched and discussed for several years. Now the technology has become available in designs that are smaller, more functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
Wearables have a more sophisticated technology arc than hand-held mobile devices as they incorporate some unique capabilities, such as heads-up display (HUD), physiological sensors, and hands- free scanners. Augmented reality features provide a platform that is seamlessly immersive and contextually relevant. Wearable technology creates convenient, seamless, portable, and mostly hands-free access to information and assistance.