Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

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Wearable Technology

  • Samaneh MadanianEmail author
  • Hoa Hong Nguyen
  • Farhaan Mirza
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_459-1

Synonyms

Definition

Wearable technology refers to a large class of electronic and mobile devices that are integrated into implants, accessories, or outfits and can be worn on the body as portable measurement tools (Gao et al. 2015). This technology also includes the software applications with analytic algorithms embedded in wearable devices (Schüll 2016). These technologies can connect to communication infrastructure; sense, store, and transmit data; and perform some computations (Hiremath et al. 2014; Godfrey et al. 2018). Due to their small size and ease of usage, these wearable technologies have increasingly been applied to provide smarter solutions in healthcare-related fields.

Overview

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samaneh Madanian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hoa Hong Nguyen
    • 1
  • Farhaan Mirza
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical SciencesAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ping Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences, School of Computing and Information TechnologyUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia