We know what’s available now, but what we'd like to know is what’s on the horizon for wearable electronics. The wearable industry will be worth $19 billion by 2018, according to Juniper Research, and plenty of current and upcoming industry players will be rushing to market with the latest and greatest devices. The wearable health care industry is expected to grow and move beyond activity tracking, while new markets such as clothing may emerge as industry leaders. Here are four future wearable devices to keep your eye on as this technology continues to improve.
Your phone will never again run out of battery power while you’re on the go, thanks to Wearable Solar’s smart device-charging clothing. Using a lightweight, solar-powered, and wired technology, this innovative clothing company enables users to charge smartphones and tablet devices up to 50 percent after spending just 1 hour in the sun.
Pixie Scientific is developing a wearable device unlike any other on the market today: the smart diaper. With this technology, parents will be able to scan a QR code on each diaper and instantly receive information on their smart device. This information will provide insights into any child’s health, identifying anything from a urinary tract infection to kidney defects or dehydration.
A virtual reality head-mounted display, the Oculus Rift is one of the most exciting developments in the gaming industry. This virtual reality headset allows users to experience games as if they are actually there, utilizing state-of-the-art displays and optics.
Adafruit is known for selling do-it-yourself electronics kits, but it is currently working on a unique wearable device to improve bicycle safety. Its interactive bike helmet features a built-in navigation system and flashing lights to notify riders and motorists where the cyclist is headed.
Brewer Science technology is expanding the wearable electronics market, and we're excited to learn how we can help you produce your unique device. Contact us today to learn more about our services by reaching out online or by calling 573-364-0300.