Steve Mann invented wearable computing
during his childhood in the 1960s and 70s, founded the MIT wearable computing
project in the 1990s [see above link] and has continued to lead this multi-billion industry as a founder or co-founder of a number of successful wearable computing
companies including Meta, InteraXon (makers of the the Muse brainsensing headband and the Muse Safilo eyeglass), and VisionerTech.
In 2013, Xcel successfully established a consortium of China's leading mobile technology players, including MapWorld and China Unicom and launched its first wearable computing
device, called the CCWatch to the China marketplace.
Some people I talk with think that within five years (or even less), Google Glass and other wearable computing
products will be prevalent everywhere.
The market is being driven by leading players, such as Google with Google Glass and Apple, and enterprise computing majors such as SAP are taking wearable computing
Opportunities in wearable computing
for IT and telecoms vendors.
The nonintrusive nature of smart watches and bands helps ameliorate the effect of the prime restraint on the wearable computing
devices market: Their perception as a fashion item and lack of understanding about their true functionality.
The hi-end wearable computing
gadget is expected to make its public debut in 2014.
A new report by Venture Development Corp predicts that the popularity of wearable computing
will increase dramatically over the next few years as prices fall.
This agreement takes advantage of Xybernaut's many years of pioneering efforts in developing wearable computing
and integrates the innovations that IBM offers in design and miniaturization of mobile computers," says Edward G.
This Technical Insights research service entitled Wearable Computing
provides an overview of advances made in wearable computing
technology along with key drivers, challenges, and restraints.