The Past, Present and Future of Wearable Technology (infographic)

Wearable technology is not a recent phenomenon and can actually be traced back to 17th Century China. Check out this interesting infographic to know more about the past, present and future of wearables.

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.

Learn more about the new era of consumerization and usability at the MD&M East Conference and Expo, June 9, New York City. 

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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[Feature Photo Credit: iStockPhoto.com user mindscanner]

 

-- By Arundhati Parmar, Senior Editor, MD+DI
arundhati.parmar@ubm.com

 

 

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