Wear Your Accessories Anywhere
Many had predicted the demise of the wrist watch since smartphones tell us what time it is just by looking at the screen. It’s like the saying by Mark Twain, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” While I grew up wearing wrist watches (and still do), nowadays, it’s become quite fashionable for younger adults, sometimes called Millennials, to sport wrist watches; mostly because it’s easier than pulling their smartphones out of their pocket. “Look, all I have to do is rotate my wrist and I can tell what time it is.” Imagine that!
I envision a day when a new class of emerging devices powered by biosensors will hit the market. What if I could strap a device to my wrist that measures brainwave activity? This kind of a device, used either as a standalone product or paired with a smartphone, could tell me when I was at an attentive state or at peak performance. It could help me reduce stress and reach a state of relaxation using mindfulness feedback keyed off the brain activity in my head. It could help me with sleep management. Additionally, it could push all that data into my own personal cloud so that I could track changes over time and use that data to create my own personal digital signature. Sound like the future?
In fact, a company called Freer Logic has developed a patented technology called BodyWave to do just that by using an armband device. The company is currently working on a wristband device. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one—or should I say, get one on my wrist. l
George Stepancich (@gstepancich) is CEO of Invisionate and Chairman of the CEA Accessories Board.