Wearable technology seems to be increasing over the last few decades. With the advent of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic on business, wearable technology increased. You may have some, such as Apple’s watch, Samsung’s Smart Watch, Fitbit or Google Glasses. Below are a few readings to get you excited about this trend.
Cambridge University Press has an entire journal dedicated to wearable technologies. This publication is available in the APU/AMU library.
Wearable technology embodiment: This study defines wearable technology embodiment in relation to the acceptance of the technology as part of the body. A good question is, if employees view wearable technology as part of their physical presence, will participation offer a higher uptake? Something to think about.
Nelson, E. C., Verhagen, T., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M., & Noordzij, M. L. (2019). Is wearable technology becoming part of us? developing and validating a measurement scale for wearable technology embodiment. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7(8)https://doi.org/10.2196/12771
This study is intriguing: This is another adaptation to change the way our bodies move in the future. Moving towards a physical change in the evolution of the human body. You can relate this innovation to the structure of workplaces.
Ishii, C., & Hirasawa, K. (2022). The effect of a movable headrest in shoulder assist device for overhead work. Wearable Technologies, 3https://doi-org.ezproxy1.apus.edu/10.1017/wtc.2022.22
The studies on gloves and music are fascinating. Something else to think about: Will this lead to a disruptive technology in the music industry? Could this bring the music industry back into K-12 allowing for less expensive musical instruments?
For this Discussion, identify a wearable technology that is being used in business today. Then discuss your opinion on its usefulness.