“Having technology on you, around you, inside you 24/7 is going to be totally commonplace,” says Rebecca (Becky) Stern, a director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries, in this excellent, highly watchable introduction to wearable technology.
Adafruit is a thriving electronics boutique based in New York City and aimed at the maker community, and it’s but one example of the $1.5 billion business that wearable technology is projected to become by 2014. Wearable tech includes everything from health trackers like Nike’s Fuelband and computers you can swallow to Google Glass.
This kind of technology is still in its infancy. To understand where it’s going, picture electronics customized for every appendage you have, and even adhering to your tissues in the form of flexible patches. Pitcture it embedded in every garment you own.