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Wearable Technologies

Chandra Kumar Sahu

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

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Electronic devices worn on the body, usually as accessories or integrated into clothing and accessories, are referred to as wearable technologies. These gadgets are made to gather and keep track of data, deliver information in real time, or give interactive experiences. Wearable technology is becoming more and more common in a number of industries, including productivity, entertainment, health and fitness, and communication. Typical wearable technology categories include the following:

  1. Fitness trackers – These gadgets keep track of physical activity parameters like steps taken, distance covered, and calories burned. They frequently have GPS, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking features.
  2. Smart watches – These on-the-wrist gadgets fuse smartphone functionality with elements of conventional watches. They have the ability to run apps, track fitness metrics, and display notifications. Additionally, certain smart watches are capable of making calls right from the gadget thanks to cellular connectivity.
  3. Smart Glasses – With an integrated display, these glasses can offer augmented reality (AR) experiences, navigation, and information. One type of smart eyewear is Google Glass.
  4. Health Monitors – Wearable health monitoring devices are capable of monitoring blood pressure, glucose levels, and electrocardiograms, among other physiological indicators. They are frequently employed to treat long-term illnesses.
  5. Wearable Cameras – These gadgets are made to record and take pictures from the user’s point of view. They are frequently employed in travel, sports, and vlogging.
  6. Smart Clothes – Clothes with integrated sensors and technology can measure biometric information, monitor body motions, or deliver haptic feedback. As an illustration, consider classy shoes, clothes, and even socks.
  7. Wearable Payment Devices – A few wearables, such as fitness trackers and smart watches, allow contactless payments. By touching their devices on payment terminals, users may make transactions.
  8. Headsets for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – VR headsets offer realistic virtual experiences, while AR headsets superimpose digital data on the user’s real environment. Both have their uses in enterprise applications, training, and gaming.
  9. Wearable Communication Devices – Smart watches and other similar devices frequently come with communication functions that let users use voice assistants, send and receive messages, and make calls.
  10. Wearable Technology in Industrial Settings – Wearable technology can be utilized in industrial settings to increase efficiency, production, and safety. For instance, workers may use AR-display smart helmets to retrieve information without using their hands.


With the addition of more sophisticated sensors, longer-lasting batteries, and better communication, wearable technologies are still developing. They contribute significantly to the digitization of many facets of daily life and the growing interconnection of devices in the expanding field of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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