Title

The promise and perils of wearable technologies

Author First name, Last name, Institution

John Gammack, Zayed University
Andrew Marrington, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

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.

ISBN

9781522510178

ISSN

1948-9730

Publisher

IGI Global

Last Page

17

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords

Emerging technologies; End-consumer markets; Mobile Technology; Science fictions; Security and privacy; Wearable devices; Wearable technology

Scopus ID

85014522108

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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