Trends related to Biointerfaces & Wearables

Rings and Bracelets

Rings and bracelets offer a good alternative to more programming-intensive watch interfaces

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Hearables / Earables

In-ear computers, otherwise known as earables, are here.

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Head Mounted Displays

Head Mounted Displays

One increasingly common form of wearable devices is the type of headsets used for virtual and augmented reality.

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Connected Fabrics

A process called “reactive vapor deposition” is being used to engineer fabric with smart circuitry embedded into the cloth.

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Smart Belts and Shoes

Welt Corp sells a smart belt that can detect falls—and it sends push notifications if it senses that you’ve eaten too much.

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Smart Gloves

In Kenya, a researcher invented smart gloves that can translate sign language into speech.

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Touch-Sensitive Materials

Researchers are developing new prosthetic skins and limbs that restore not just movement, but touch as well.

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Commercial Full-Body Exoskeletons

More practical versions of these apparatuses will be made available for commercial applications.

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Wearable Air Conditioners

Miniature, wearable air conditioners will come to market for the rest of us.

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