Trends related to Biointerfaces & Wearables
Rings and bracelets offer a good alternative to more programming-intensive watch interfaces
Head Mounted Displays
One increasingly common form of wearable devices is the type of headsets used for virtual and augmented reality.
A process called “reactive vapor deposition” is being used to engineer fabric with smart circuitry embedded into the cloth.
Welt Corp sells a smart belt that can detect falls—and it sends push notifications if it senses that you’ve eaten too much.
In Kenya, a researcher invented smart gloves that can translate sign language into speech.
Researchers are developing new prosthetic skins and limbs that restore not just movement, but touch as well.
More practical versions of these apparatuses will be made available for commercial applications.