Venture capital and crowdfunding look set to propel investment in wearable technology and the potentially valuable collection of data from devices, writes Rob Langston
Analysts predict that the wearable technology market will increase tenfold to $50 billion over the next three to five years – a growing rate five times faster than the mobile revolution. Yet to many, these devices are still categorized as novelties. This report takes a look at the increased investment in the industry, the development of fashion forward wearables, new technologies in data capture and virtual reality, the latest fitness gadgets, and the game-changing devices set to transform the healthcare, insurance and defence industries.
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