The holy grail of wearable technology

What can we expect next in the world of wearable technology? What is the next logical step after smart watches? We have looked into smart textiles, skin patches and even chip implants to explore the future. And according to the experts, there are big things to expect ahead. "Wearables, and what they will enable us to do, will be the biggest shift since the Internet", says Kyle Ellicott, co-founder of Wearable World. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-holy-grail-of-wearable-technology/

Shift on the wearable horizon

From smart watches and smart jewelry to Fitbits and Jawbones, wearable technology is becoming ubiquitous in today’s world. But wearables are evolving to become multi-functional. This means users need only one device to open their hotel room, start their car and unlock their front door. And to simplify things further, the next generation wearables might soon be embedded to your clothing or equipment. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/shift-on-the-wearable-horizon/

Why gadgets have never been closer at hand

The future is here, and getting personal. With technology seemingly advancing at the speed of light, it may only be a matter of time before much more advanced wearable gadgets turn mainstream. But what defines wearable technology and which are the most common application areas today? And why on earth are all these devices hitting the market right now? The arrival of new sensors and low-power radio chips has something to do with it. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/why-gadgets-have-never-been-closer-at-hand/

Protecting your assets – personal data

As consumers are beginning to adopt wearable technology, new issues arise. One issue is privacy. How do you deal with all the personal data that wristbands and other wearables reveal? Privacy issues are also starting to worry manufacturers; they didn’t expect users to wear these devices 24 hours a day, revealing intimate details of their lives. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/protecting-your-assets-personal-data/

Wearables in access control

Wearable technology is on the verge of turning mainstream and the consumer electronics industry has convinced itself that wearable technology will be the next big opportunity. But what part will wearables play in the future development of access control? The Future Lab talked to manufacturers, researchers and experts in wearable technology to find out. Here's what they said. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/wearables-in-access-control/