The field of wearable technology has undergone significant growth in the last few years. Along with this growth come trends in consumer application development, which may be indicative of structural influences on the design and development of products as well as social influences among consumers. Here, we present a two-phase survey of the application space of wearable technology, by assessing applications observed in research or industrial activities from two time periods: initially with a historical focus (mapping the space up to 2014) and subsequently through a 1-year snapshot by mapping developments between 2014 and 2015. We evaluate distribution in application instances over the body surface, over a range of product types, and within a set of application categories, as well as differences in product price and gender target. The implications of changes in product focus areas over these two time frames are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ISWC 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 12 2016|
|Event||20th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany|
Duration: Sep 12 2016 → Sep 16 2016
|Name||International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Digest of Papers|
|Other||20th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2016|
|Period||9/12/16 → 9/16/16|
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