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20 Predictions for the Future of Wearables and Tracking

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“Wearables” has become a trendy buzzword. But how much of the wearable tech is really wearable? When will we move beyond devices that track steps and calories? What characteristics do wearables need to lead to behavior change and to improve health outcomes? What’s hype and what’s backed by hard evidence?

Here’s a look at where I see the field headed in the future. Where do you see it headed? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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20 Predictions for the Future of Wearables and Tracking

  1. 1. 20 Predictions for the future of Wearables & Tracking © Carol Torgan, Ph.D. 2015
  2. 2. NOW Steps NEXT Gait 1
  3. 3. NOW Sleep NEXT Circadian rhythm 2
  4. 4. NOW Health literacy NEXT Health numeracy 3
  5. 5. NOW Blood NEXT Sweat and tears 4
  6. 6. NOW Touch controlled NEXT Voice controlled 5
  7. 7. NOW Muscle lactate NEXT Muscle fatigue 6
  8. 8. NOW Movement NEXT Range of motion 7
  9. 9. NOW Calories NEXT Nutrients 8
  10. 10. NOW Working out NEXT Workout recovery 9
  11. 11. NOW Quantified self NEXT Qualified self 10
  12. 12. NOW Battery powered NEXT Metabolism powered 11
  13. 13. NOW Wrist NEXT Fingers 12
  14. 14. NOW Genome NEXT Physiome 13
  15. 15. NOW Images NEXT Movies 14
  16. 16. NOW Need patience NEXT For patients 15
  17. 17. NOW Conspicuous NEXT Invisible 16
  18. 18. NOW Big data, little actions NEXT Little data, big actions 17
  19. 19. NOW Wearables mimic jewelry NEXT Jewelry mimics wearables 18
  20. 20. NOW Dress for success NEXT Dress to measure stress 19
  21. 21. NOW Trackers that are smart NEXT Trackers that are art 20
  22. 22. NOW What would you add? NEXT Leave a comment at: http://caroltorgan.com/predictions-future-wearables
  23. 23. Thank you for viewing! Carol Torgan, PhD, FACSM Kinetics :: from lab bench to park bench Twitter @ctorgan www.caroltorgan.com Wearable Tech Gallery pinterest.com/caroltpin/wearable-tech © Carol Torgan, Ph.D. 2015

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