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wearable computing

Electronic devices that are worn on the body or clothes. The first wearable computing devices were body-worn computers in the military, followed by consumer products such as MP3 players strapped to the arm and fitness devices that compute distance and heart rate. As of 2016, smartwatches, heads-up augmented reality displays, healthcare monitors and smart clothing are wearable technology products. Wearable electronics is expected to be a growth industry. See augmented reality, POV camera, fitness tracker, smart clothes, body-worn computer, smartwatch and Google Glass.
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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.
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