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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Introduction

Recent years witnessed an explosive growth in wearable technology. A wearable device is essentially a tiny computer with sensing, processing, storage and communications capabilities. May wearable devices also include interfaces and actuation capabilities that provide feedback to the user. The concept of a wearable device is not new, but the area is experiencing a rapid growth in popularity due to several factors that we try to explore below.

Historically, the concept of a wearable device goes back for centuries, with the pocket and wrist watches being the best know examples of a widely popular device that is still in use today. First watches designed to be worn appeared in the sixteenth century and were serving more as a decoration ...

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