The New Wearable Computing Frontier

IT Pro, IEEE Computer Society

September/October 2015

Contributors:
Maria R. Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Irena Bojanova, IEEE Senior Member
Tom Suder, Mobilegov

Driven by advances in mobile computing and communications, ambient intelligence, and ubiquitous sensors, wearable computing facilitates a new form of human-to-computer interaction via small, on-body devices that are always connected, hands-free, and less distractive, and that have multiple access opportunities. This always-ready capability leads to a new form of synergy between humans and computers, offering consistency and multitasking capabilities.