A good number of businesses finds a reasonable interest in the wearable devices. The technology involved in its designs and display is just beyond the typical norm of jewelry. Notably, smartwatches have played an integral role within the healthcare and fitness department for some years. From telecom, to manufacturing, to energy, every industry is looking to invest more on wearable devices. So, what is the driving force behind smartwatch adoption?
There have been three critical developments in wearable display technology.
- Curved/ flexible displays.
- A paradigm shift away from LCD and
- Nonrectangular displays.
Curved display Technology
The Samsung Gear S and Fit were the first to feature curved displays before it was introduced into Galaxy Note edge, LG and Motorolla. These particular companies drove the movement around round displays, hence it is safe to assume that the next generation wearable devices will feature bezel-free OLED. Notably, OLED has a unique designed performance and power benefits for wearables. This is achieved by only powering pixels that always stay awake and active. In one of the surveys carried out, LG Watch R performed better than Moto 360 which is LCD powered regarding the battery life. Additionally, the OLED used in smart-glasses can be used to drive through a border-less active projection area, thus helping get rid of the gray box effect present in liquid-based crystal displays.
Sensor Improvements in waerable.
From the Sensor perspective, Hololens from Microsoft is leading the pack. It contains a variety of new miniaturized sensors. The sensors are perfectly tweaked with holographic co-processor which is probably the first processing unit with a capability of being integrated with wearable. Similarly, the Intel Real-Sense has been incorporated into the DAQRI Helmet.
Automated Speech Integration
On the other hand, automated speech recognition from Google has breathed a new life into wearable, just beside the apple voice recognition technology. With the introduction of the Whisper Chip, the quality of the voice has dramatically been improved, and the voice input quality is still better even within noisiest environments. With this combination of software and hardware, technology enhancement has delivered a frustration-free wearable that integrates well with daily human activities.
Nobody can wish the wearable technology away. It’s disruptive and we are yet to witness more of its adoption in many industries apart from the most domineering health industry.