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Wearable technology has become increasingly popular in recent years. From using FEA software in the design process to test its components to the programming behind a smart watch, technology is fully integrated in all the spaces of consumers’ lives. Although much technology is simply meant to create more efficiency when engineered, it can also act as a true enhancement for consumer life. For example, smart watches are now able to literally monitor heart rates, walking and step daily goals, and even send text messages or connect phone calls.

This type of technology is only the beginning. Looking into future innovations, it isn’t odd to think that people will be video messaging all over the world from their wrist. What used to be stereotypical spy movies that featured spies whispering into a wrist device has now become a present day form of normal consumer communication. Wearable technology is projected to increase in industry growth over the next few years. These types of devices aren’t just for function. Many consumers see it as a fashion statement or even a type of elite consumer group that only smart watch wearers are a part of. The companies who innovate the smartwatch technology also create fashionable accessories to go along with it. From rhinestone frames to bands of every color and material, these are the watches of early-adopter consumers and the future of late-adopter consumers.

Wearable technology doesn’t just come in the form of watches. Consumers are able to use health trackers as well. Some even monitor blood glucose levels for patients who struggle with medical issues. Since the United States and many other nations have developed struggles relating to diabetes and other health concerns, being able to track the daily health of consumers and patients can be highly beneficial to not only the individual, but their doctor as well. Patients will have a better understanding of their good habits and habits they need to improve. Individuals who struggle with heart rate issues and blood pressure may be able to eventually have wearable technology that allows them to track this 24/7 with a sleek wrist band. For the future of these devices, it is innovative to think that they will be able to by synced with a patient information file that the doctor will always have access to. This way the physician is able to immediately have daily, weekly, monthly, even yearly data on the patient that involves their daily readings. This will allow for a better statistical analysis of the entire patient data so that the care providers can develop a more efficient treatment plan for their patients.

Even for those consumers who don’t necessarily need wearable technology for medical issues and are just looking to lead a healthier life, there is technology available to them that will track their heart rate, their daily steps, and goals to help them reach their desired health goals. Whether it is losing weight or just running at a faster pace with more endurance, all of these can be accomplished by implementing wearable health technology and daily habit trackers in their routines. Wearable technology has many uses to better help the lives of consumers.