Bio-wearables and Bio-analytics data will transform our future world. Looking into the future of wearable technology is both, mind-blowing and potentially destructive at the same time. Being able to deliver in depth Bio-Data that analyses blood, lactic acids and glucose levels is what the future will capture.
Google has recently unveiled a smart contact lens primarily aimed at diabetics that can monitor a persons glucose levels. They have managed to integrate wireless transmission capabilities and an energy source that fits seamlessly onto the human eye like a normal contact lens.
This means the depth of data captured is accurate, infinite and visual. This data can be displayed on a person’s smart phone and used to trigger alarms, notifications and warning signs. Everything can be analysed from bad health, food choices to stress levels and any potential organ failure.
We predict this technology will be adapted to ‘on-body’ platforms such as data tapes, that are applied to clothing or the body. And in the future, microchips or RFID tags will be able to be inserted into the human body. Much like the Google contact lens, these chips have the ability to constantly collect in depth Bio-Data such as hormone levels, bad cell development, infections, disease.
But with great information comes an even bigger responsibility. Will people be able to handle this kind of knowledge? And what kind of broader impact will this information have on health services, smart cities, economies, privacy, insurance and ultimately humans.
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