The fashion and technology industries have been two of the most robust and successful industries over the past decade. While these two industries have historically operated on a standalone basis, the industries are continuing to merge together through the use of wearable technology. Some of the most common forms of wearable technology today include smart watches and a variety of wearable fitness products. While these products have been very successful, there are several new products coming online in the next few years that are sure to be just as popular with users.
One of the most anticipated products that will be entering the marketplace in the next few years is a smart necklace, which will be used by those that either ride a bike or motorcycle. Bike and motorcycle riders have been wearing helmets to protect their heads for decades. While this has helped to save countless lives, there still has not been a product released that will protect the neck. The new smart necklace could be just as popular in coming years as it will act like an airbag that will stabilize the neck during any collision.
Those that work as either firefighters or first responders will also benefit from wearable technology. A new product that is coming online in the next year is a smart fire glove. This glove, which will have the same physical protective benefits, will also be able to act as a smart device by providing valuable information to firefighters. Prior to entering a building on fire, the user will be able gain access about the fire including temperature, areas of concern, and information about smoke. Further, the glove will have a built-in GPS, which will allow team members to find each other.
One of the largest investors in wearable technology has been Chris Burch. Chris Burch is best known for being the founder and CEO of Tory Burch, a popular line of fashion products and accessories. Burch has also founded Burch Creative Capital, which is a company that invests in small businesses that are developing smart and wearable technology. Burch has already seen several of his investments come to fruition and will likely see many more hit the marketplace in the coming years.