Tej Kohli, Wearable Technology
Tej Kohli says that wearable tech is not as revolutionary an idea as it sounds. The concept has been around since the 1960s when various militaries around the world incorporated it into headgear for aviators in combat and in 1979, the Sony Walkman effectively became the first mass market wearable computer. Today, the wearable tech market captures a range of sectors: industrial, fitness and health, medical and healthcare, military and infotainment and currently is encapsulated in a wide range of devices. Even though there is some underlying scepticism surrounding wearable technology, illustrated through the example of the removal of Google Glass from the market, the fact is that soon every part of our life will be online and measurable and wearable tech will be an important device category.