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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 1.1

Wearables

Fundamentals, Advancements, and a Roadmap for the Future

Sungmee Park1, Kyunghee Chung2 and Sundaresan Jayaraman3,    Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Today, the term “wearable” goes beyond the traditional definition of clothing; it refers to an accessory that enables personalized mobile information processing. In this chapter, we define the concept of wearables, present their attributes, and discuss their role at the core of an ecosystem for harnessing big data. We then present the taxonomy for wearables and trace their advancements over the years. We discuss the practical challenges associated with the use of wearables and propose the concept of a meta-wearable ...

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