Wearable devices: the next battleground for the platform wars
Wearable devices, or â€œwearablesâ€ for short, have enormous potential for uses in health and fitness, navigation, social networking, commerce, and media.
In a new report out today, Forrester argues that wearables will move mainstream once they get serious investment from the â€œbig fiveâ€ platforms â€” Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook â€” and their developer communities.
A blog post by the research company lists the key take-aways.
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Meanwhile, interaction-design.org has published an extensive chapter on wearable computing, in collaboration with Steven Mann, a tenured professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.