“To Live the Life of Your Dreams, Learn to Value Your Worth” or “Live life to the fullest”; I am pretty sure you must have come across several such cliché’s and perhaps the most well-known on balancing work and life- Never get so busy in making a living that you forget to make a life. Before you form an opinion about me, let me tell you that I am no influencer or a motivational speaker who exactly knows how to center beam of the work-life scale or how to sell happiness because it is a pure feeling that can’t be given by anyone. It’s what you built little by little in your life.
Coming back to the point, we are living in an era wherein one way or the other every aspect of our lives is related to the science of craft. Technologies that were just catapulted into the public’s consciousness but never implemented are considered as mind-blowing discoveries these days. I am talking about those highly-developed gadgets, connected to the Internet, have changed the way we communicate, use humor, study, work, shop, play, and behave. The term “Wearable technology” has been an industry buzzword for years; its implications are seemingly limitless whether it’s about revolutionizing healthcare industry or increasing workplace productivity or even enhancing well-being.
Let’s delve into the details!
First of all, let me take you to a world where technology like computers, cell phones, laptops, tablets and TVs to refrigerators and convection ovens are improving multiple aspects of work and life.
- Improved Communication: With the continuous advancement, new methods and practices social networking websites, emails, voicemails, and video conferences came into being. Effective communication has now become a cakewalk; not only to our personal relationships but even professionals ones. People nowadays can easily stay in touch; all they require to do is find a balance between the cyber and the real world. While chasing these techs, do not lose sight of the people who are physically around you. Although communicating virtually might be fun and convenient, but it does share a fair bunch of controversies as well.
- Improved Productivity & performance: Several studies have shown that wearable technology influence the workplace. For instance, employees are able to gauge Productivity and compare to data given to them by appropriate participation. If paired with goals, quotas and other metrics, data – it has become pretty clear that our eating and sleeping habits have a profound impact on overall performance. Keeping tabs on assignments and progress lessens, basically being “over the shoulder” of employees is something which is not happening at all; and it slows Productivity.
- Convenience in traveling: With the most avant-garde technologies around, transportation today has become way easier. I mean can you imagine your life without well-developed means of transport like cars, trains, buses, and airplanes. I guess not! Over the last decade, the automobile industry is experiencing a technological revolution as the electrical vehicles are taking the world by storm.
- Improves well-being: Perhaps I feel this point is one of the biggest beneficiaries due to wearables. Devices being incorporated on an individual or professional level means you are walking on a virtual red-carpet that is rolled out with high speed and personalization. More and more devices are pairing up with great apps (using things like open data) to create a better world of tomorrow. For example– Elderly Accidents: From a shirt that monitors vital signs to incontinence underwear that can alert nurses of accidents, there are many innovations developed for our elderly population.
- Makes Things Fun: Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the largest sectors for wearable technology. A plethora of devices are introduced to entertain, and the availability of wireless and the world of IoT simply acts as a cherry on top. From gaming to music, sports and recreation, toys; wearable technology have made this a fun time.
Building a better tomorrow
Do you know what the most intriguing part of wearable technology? It is its potential. These uses will only improve and give way to even better uses in the future. The only problem is they haven’t been created, yet. New apps are bound to come, but will heavily rely on sound ideas and available open data. Lastly, having said all this, I can see a silver lining, with wearables!!