The promise and perils of wearable technologies
Source of Publication
Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies
Wearable technology collectively describes some of the most exciting emerging technologies, encompassing smart gadgets, garments, jewelry, and other devices worn on the user's body. In recent years, high profile wearable devices such as the Google Glass, Apple Watch, and FitBit have captured both the public imagination and headlines. Wearable technology has the potential to change the world even more profoundly than other mobile technologies. The appearance of such high profile wearable devices in the end-consumer market has also lead to serious consideration of the implications of such technologies, previously limited to the pages of science fiction. The implications for security and privacy of individuals and organizations, and the potential dangers to both society and the economy, must be considered and addressed in order for wearable technology to successfully deliver upon its many promises. Through addressing such concerns, the pathway to a "wearable future" can be unlocked, and users can adopt wearable technology with confidence.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emerging technologies; End-consumer markets; Mobile Technology; Science fictions; Security and privacy; Wearable devices; Wearable technology
Gammack, John and Marrington, Andrew, "The promise and perils of wearable technologies" (2017). All Works. 3545.
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