In today’s time the intermix of fashion and technology is changing the world in which we live. It’s not enough for wearable devices to monitor your sleep, fitness and emotions anymore without also making a fashion statement. Wearables and IoT solutions must be well designed and functional. Designing cutting edge wearable technology, using big data technology to match the right outfit with the right customer and using bluetooth, iBeacons, interactive displays to draw in consumers are all part of the evolution of wearables, IoT and “the connected.”
Wearable devices are now at the heart of just about every discussion related to the Internet of Things (IoT), and the full range of new capabilities pervasive connectivity can bring. The Internet Of Things and especially Wearable Electronics are amongst the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015.”Gartner estimates the there will be 30 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020.
IoT-capable devices, wearable devices and beacons, present a huge opportunity for developers and organizations. These devices enable others the opportunity to develop prototypes and blueprints that enable location-based services infrastructure requirements and data security associated with consumer-owned and retailer-owned devices. This includes inter-operable device data flow, encryption and secure access associated with multiple sensor-based and mobile/tablet touch points that use Wi-Fi, WLAN, Infrared, GPS Bluetooth or a combination of these location messaging technologies.
IoT cultivates a network of networks where billions or even trillions of connections creates unprecedented opportunities and challenges for some industries. Truly disruptive new technologies will begin to establish major sales in a few years’ time and fashion, industrial, and commercial applications will burgeon as a consequence. Now is the time for designers, technologists and manufacturers to align.