IOT (Internet of Things)
The Internet of Things has outstandingly altered the relationship shared between humans and objects through augmenting material settings with ambient data. An objects ability to become tangibly sociable is now dramatically easy through the outgoing growth in the network paradigm.
A digitally engaged object has the capability to register and apply itself to its surrounding environment, as well as initiating action between the situation and the user.
The term ‘The Quantified Self’ relates to the incorporation of technology data acquisition on a person’s daily life in terms of inputs and performance (Lupton, 2013, p.26).
Wearable technology is becoming much more prevalent in today’s society. This is going beyond the ‘Apple Watch’ and ‘Fitbit’ and instead looking at Heart Monitor reading Socks for newborn babies, and Golfing Polo Shirts installed with weather and UV rating monitors.
These digital objects require the user interface to be present and available by being obtrusive to the garment at all times (McCann & Bryson, 2009, p.5). Overall wearable technology provides major benefits to an individual through the succour and assistance it provides the user in real time.
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