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wearable

noun zero derivation
A technology that integrates modern functions and innovative capabilities into articles or accessories of clothing. Examples include mobile technologies like Google Glass as well as personal biometric recording devices like the Fitbit or Jawbone that track various dimensions of individual behavior over time. A wearable represents an advanced class of technologies that are passive; that is, rather than requiring manual or active input the way that most current digital devices do, wearables are designed to passively gather information and naturally become incorporated into daily activities.
 
"The sweet spot for wearables today is utility. There’s a stunning array of range of fitness devices that provide a flood of data like heartbeat, calories burned, perspiration, movement, distance, location, more."
Etymology : Zero derivation from "wearable" (adjective), meaning "suitable for wear," to a noun form. Additionally, a case can also be made for the narrowing of the definition to refer almost exclusively to wearable digital technologies.
Source : Craig Hajduk. "Why Companies Desperately Need to Make Wearables Cool." Fast Company. 15 November 2013. Accessed 24 November 2013.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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