It seems like everywhere you turn these days, everyone is talking about wearable tech. Whether it's about Google Glass, fitness trackers, or smart watches, these devices are becoming more popular -- and increasingly mainstream. Typically, they're used to help increase health, helping the wearer keep track of calories or steps, or monitoring blood pressure. But could wearables actually benefit you in your career, and increase productivity in the office?
Fitbits. Google Glass. Jawbones. These are all devices and gadgets you've likely heard of, and they're wearables that are changing the way millions of people live their life. Many of these people wear these devices all day long -- even bringing them into the office.
Ever worked in an office in which you're always sitting at your desk layered in sweaters, even when the temperature outside is a balmy 72 degrees, because the air conditioning is set so low it feels like winter? If so, you're not alone. In fact, this problem is so prevalent in offices that a team of MIT students have developed a new wearable called Wristify, designed to make you feel warmer or cooler in your own environment by exploiting two basic properties of human temperature perception.
Get ready, tech startup founders. The future of computing is heading toward wearable tech products that extend far past Google Glass, and large corporations aren’t the only ones seeing big opportunities when it comes to offering wearable tech devices to consumers. These products are already beginning to shake things up in the startup world where founders have been seen swapping the usual web or mobile app idea for innovative, wearable technology creations. And this emerging trend is about to impact your tech startup in significant ways.