Innovation in Silicon Designs to Enable Wearable DevicesFollow article
Smartphones, tablets and the mobile Internet have convinced many people of the benefits of a constantly connected, computer-assisted lifestyle.
The success of these innovations and technologies is partly linked to the way devices such as smartphones fit neatly into the lives of end users. Portability and intuitive ease of use enables them to become an integral – almost invisible – part of everyday life.
One of the major advantages of wearable devices is that they are constant contact with the body, which makes them ideally suited to monitor parameters that are related to health and the environment. People already wear watches, glasses, clothes, headphones and jewellery; so it is only natural to think of enriching these items with additional capabilities that provide meaningful value to the wearers’ life without getting in the way.
To be successful, not only must wearable technology deliver a clear value proposition for end users, it must also be comfortable to wear - so size, weight and shape are critical. A fashionable appearance, long battery life and controls that are responsive and easy to understand are also extremely important factors.
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