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While many people feel that technology has made us all lazy and complacent, the truth is that there is a new type of tech being released today that promises a much healthier future for all of us. With the invention of wearables, technology can now work in our favor by helping us to determine information about our health that we otherwise wouldn’t have access to at all times. We can also use wearable tech to help us get around, confirm our identity and even generate electricity. With so many useful features, it’s only a matter of time before we’re all using these devices to improve our lives. Here are a few gadgets we’ll be wearing in years to come.
One of the most promising aspects of wearable technology is the thermoelectric generator, which can use body heat to generate the electricity needed to power wearable devices. In other words, no matter what your wearables are doing for you, this generator could use your body heat alone to power the device. Your body itself could create the energy you need to keep things running, making us less reliant on batteries. The less batteries we use, the better off the environment will be. Not only will wearable tech make it easier for us to live our lives in a healthy manner, but it is also much more environmentally sound than current technology.
Perhaps the most impressive wearable devices being created today, Smart Fabrics are clothing items that include digital components which can read information about your body, including your heart rate and the amount of calories you have burned in a day. Devices such as these could someday serve as a useful early warning system to let people know if they are having health problems, as well as helpful tools to improve our ability to effectively exercise our bodies and stay healthy. Never again will we have to wonder whether we are properly reading our heart rate, as Smart Fabrics and other wearables will give us much more accurate information.
Although credit cards have come a long way (some now utilizing RFID chips that allow you to simply wave your card over a device in order to pay for items), it would definitely be helpful if we didn’t even have to pull out a card to achieve such feats. What if you had your credit card, your keys, passwords and remote controls all on a ring or wristband that you took with you wherever you went? While this technology hasn’t been perfected, it promises to make our lives much easier and safer, by allowing us to control our own security with the help of a stylish wearable device.
No, these aren’t necessarily used to track you, they’re used to give you access to GPS location information so that you will never get lost. By using a device such as Google Glass, you can access Google Maps and get directions to just about any location. With the help of devices such as the Skully Helmet, you’ll be able to see GPS maps from within your helmet and get directions easily and effectively. Not only can this helmet be used to protect your head in the event of an accident, but it can also get you where you need to go and give you the information you need to live life to the fullest.
No matter how you look at it, wearable technology is most likely going to change the future for the better. In the past, clothing has served the purpose of keeping us warm and safe; with the promise of wearables, we’ll now be able to improve the function of that which we wear beyond its physical attributes. With the help of microscopic digital devices, we’ll be able to take much better care of ourselves and rethink how we approach our health and safety.