Wearable technology, a booming business, is no longer limited to training, sports and lifestyle monitoring and management devices paired with apps. These electronic accessories are making inroads into more and more medical, automotive and occupational safety applications to enable 360-degree monitoring. They even can track our day-to-day routines.
But do wearables really work as well as they should and how accurate is their data?
The data collected by scores of devices on the market has yet to be properly validated. Comparisons of different manufacturers’ products fall flat without any way of seeing how individual parameters stack up against one another.