Toward a Taxonomy of Wearable Technologies in Healthcare

  • Mayda AlrigeEmail author
  • Samir Chatterjee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9073)


Wearable Technologies continue to dramatically change healthcare system in various ways. The proliferation of these wearable technologies used in healthcare has made the emerging discipline confusing to understand. To better understand the rapid, fast-moving change, we propose a taxonomy to classify wearable technologies in terms of three major dimensions: application, form, and functionality. This taxonomy is evaluated by conducting both literate and market mapping. By doing so, we were able to classify a number of existing wearable technologies in light of the taxonomy dimensions. This DSR project concludes with some practical implications as design principles.


Wearable computing Wearable technology Smart devices Taxonomy Classification framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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