If the concept of wearable technology has lately entered your consiciousness and you believe that it is a 21st Century phenomenon, you would be dead wrong.
In fact the infographic below, presented by Vandrico Inc., traces the first instance of wearable technology back to 1644 when the Qing Dynasty miniaturized the abacus and put it in a ring. Even back then, they got it right about what constitutes a true wearable - it needs to be controlled by the user/consumer.
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The abacus-in-a-ring was wearable technologies' past, but how about the future? Vandrino seems to believe that wearables will become commonplace in the workplace eventually. For more, check out the infographic below:
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