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Failure Modes of Wearable Computers

Posted by Greg Caswell on Aug 23, 2016 10:13:11 AM

Society has been enamored with wearable electronics for many years. From the futuristic suits in Tron to the recent use of Google Glass, taking electronic technology to this next level has fascinated us. Wiki defines wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables, as miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing. This class of wearable technology has been developed for general or special purpose information technologies and media development.

The wearables market is perhaps $3 billion to $5 billion today, rising to potentially $30 billion to $50 billion over the next three to five years as forecast by the analysts who add that there may be upward of 15% of smartphone owners who end up buying a wearable.

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Topics: Wearable Electronics, exposure, packaging

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