More than a generation after the rise of the personal computer, it is undeniable that the miniaturization of devices, alongside an exponential rise in processing power means that wearable technology has made computing more personal than ever. Wearable tech is all about data. It is changing the way we consume and respond to information; we’re collecting more information about ourselves and using that to make a difference to our lives.
This panel, hosted by Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall, brought together three aspects of wearable tech. The first wave of wearables was driven by health and fitness applications. Esther Rodriguez-Villegas, Imperial Professor and one of the creators of Acupebble, joined the panel to talk about the vast potential of in healthcare. Wearables also need to be technology you want to wear. Diogo Coutinho from Vinaya, the connected jewelry start-up knows all about building technology that fits seamlessly into everyday life. Finally, Jack Hooper, co-founder of Doppel talks about how their technology to change your mood could transform the workplace.
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