The next era of wearable devices: connected smart devices
Published:2017-02-09 16:14:03    Text Size:【BIG】【MEDIUM】【SMALL

Over the years, wearable devices have been the focus of the Internet of things, but in the past few years, there have been some changes. It is expected that in 2020 there will be 41 million 100 thousand sets of smart wearable devices sold, but if you think these wearable devices is only the basic activities of the track and the message reminder, then you are wrong. The next generation of wearable devices is coming, from the breadth and width of the problem to solve, we call it "connected smart devices" more accurate.

In CES 2017, we saw a large number of related equipment, intelligent detection from pregnancy to repair gloves, many connected smart devices for market demand becomes more and more useful, and many of them are very small in size is not easy to be aware of.

Improvement of connection type intelligent equipment

In the past, the market demand for wearable devices is not high, low value consumer advocates make it difficult to maintain long-term users (Gartner data show: smart watches discarded rate is 30%). Not to mention, many of these devices can not be spread from early users to more users.

YodelUP co-founder Darius Sahebjavaher said that this is also the challenge of connecting intelligent devices will face. Darius Sahebjavaher said: "people find smart watches ordinary no way to provide more value for them, cool smart watch in 2014, everyone wants to try it, but now companies are difficult to retain users. The challenge of 2017 is to move wearable devices to the next level, which requires specialized research. To focus on a more accurate market, companies can truly understand and improve people's lives in a particular situation."

Trackener co-founder Pauline Issard also have the same idea, he said that we should shift our attention from the activity tracking to a comprehensive health solutions.

Pauline Issard said: "at present, the majority of horse owners are a day to assess the health of horses and intuition to judge the situation of the horse. This situation makes any wearable devices in this market can flex its muscles."

Trackener app can display the horse in real time.

"After a further conversation with the vet, we know that it is important to track the health of horses in real time. Our monitoring includes heart rate, activity, and behavioral analysis. After comprehensive analysis of the three data, the horse can not be normal or serious problems when the horse owner."

Think of it as a technique that can be used in humans - devices that can send out a warning, such as a cold, a fever, or a more serious disease. In fact, wearable devices can bring great benefits to the medical field. Especially in specific circumstances, such as remote monitoring of patients, the patient can not talk to care.

Wearable devices should enter the next stage

Hindsight is very good, but it must be fair to say that in recent years, one of the most famous wearable device Pebble is also facing a series of problems, not only is the product brand problems, the most prominent problem should be consumer demand to the specific equipment from general intelligence equipment. Microsoft, Lenovo, LG and HUAWEI have seen such a trend, thus putting aside the development of smart watches.

This is the direction of Sahebjavaher and YodelUP's efforts: we are developing commercial devices that can solve unexpected specific problems, and the effect is good, I am very excited about this. For example, our goal with YodelUP is to eliminate the skier can not find a friend or contact in the ski equipment have to take off the gloves when these pain points. Like many other markets, the market has also been ignored by connected devices.

Thanks to YodelUP's equipment, you can get out of hand, mobile phones, etc.".

Diversification is not without difficulties, especially how we can apply existing technology to new areas - Issard and Trackener are faced with such a problem.

"It is a big challenge for humans to develop technology related to animals, such as sensors that have been developed for humans. Animal fur makes the human sensor completely cannot be applied to them; another problem is that the animal is not civilized. If they don't like what they wear, they will destroy it, or if they feel bored, the equipment will be destroyed again.

Controversy over intangible equipment

If you do not have to wear a FitBi, just tattoo can track your heart rate and activity level or swallow one pill can monitor your inner vital signs, and send your digestive system pictures to the doctor. For people who like classic watches, but do not like smart watches, this situation will not make them interested in connecting equipment?

Although this may sound exaggerated, the use of these extracts and inserts has been widely used. Inserts were first used in animal markers in 1979. In fact, this is exactly what Issard and Trackener are doing now: the miniaturization of wearable devices is very exciting. In order to achieve the goal of forgetting the feeling of wearing something, we need an unobtrusive and highly accurate solution. A lot of people have told us that it is a good solution to integrate our products into the existing chips. And that's what we're looking for."

Last year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a capsule containing a small folding robot that could be moved in the body by an external magnetic field. In the process of testing the stomach, the robot is able to clear the obstruction of the esophagus and repair the wound, which indicates that the problems that need to be solved in the future can be solved in a simple way in the future.

Sahebjavaher believes that this drives the convenience of technology, but also indicates that the acceptance of connected devices will be better. He said: "in the next year and a half, I think we will see a lot of audible type artificial intelligent personal assistant, which ultimately is to add value to life. In the future, connected devices will be part of our lives, and we won't even notice that we're wearing them.

"It can be implanted, it can be something on your clothes, and it can even be something that reads your personal information in your brain. It will be the result of the integration of science and technology, people can feel the infinite charm of science and technology."

Back 2017

Although we may have some distance from the stealth device, but in recent years, the market has been wearing a long way to go. In fact, the city from the wearable label developed from the market, it does not include the next generation of smart devices connected to become more useful, more targeted, more lightweight breakthrough technology.

Maybe it's time to put the "connected smart devices" back in the 2017 trend list.