The term Wearable Technologies stands for clothes and accessories that are embedded with electronic components or have been made using smart materials and offer users digital help with their activities in the real world. The solutions are getting ever smaller and closer to the body.
Examples include wristbands, patches, temporary tattoos and items of clothing that analyze our stress levels and sleep rhythms, and help to optimize them. Many of these devices are connected to each other or to our smartphones and provide us with things like self-tracking capabilities and mobile payment possibilities. The miniaturization of computer chips enables smart applications to be integrated into more and more wearables.