The Future will be... Worn

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Published on 15 May 2015

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IBM Form #: REDP-5213-00


Authors: Adam Ogorman, Asaf Adi, Ashish Mungi, Bhargav Perepa, Cíntia Barcelos, Charles Palmer, David Lubensky, Henrik Sjostrand, Jeetesh I. Chellani, Jennifer L. Martin, Juan Leon, Leo Kluger, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Lynne B. Drummond, Mamoun Hirzalla, Manav Gupta, Marc-Thomas Schmidt, Maria Borbones, Maria R. Ebling, Maria Sbriccoli, Natalie N. Brooks, Natesan Venkateswaran, Rafi Afzal, Sandeep R. Khairnar, Sebastian Sutter, Timothy Hahn and Wouter Denayer

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    Abstract

    Wearable technology has exploded in popularity in recent years as the devices have grown smaller and better able to interact with other systems. Experts envision global sales of wearables hitting $30 billion by 2018. Today's market is dominated by devices for personal fitness and wellness, but other wearables segments (health and medical, infotainment, and military-industrial) are catching up fast.

    Tomorrow’s wearable innovations will likely emerge from efforts to overcome today’s technological inhibitors, such as the need for better and smaller power sources and greater security. IBM® doesn’t build wearables but can help clients find success in the market by using its IBM MobileFirst solutions, IBM cloud platforms, the new IBM-Apple partnership, and more.

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