The Connected Consumer: How Wearables and Smart Personal Accessories Fit Into the IoT Opportunity

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Wearable technology and smart personal accessories have recently been in the news, especially in the areas of smart wristbands aimed at the fitness market, the Apple iWatch, medical cuffs for pain relief, smart insoles to warm your feet, and eyewear such as Google Glasses (recently pulled from the market). It would appear that smart products are being positioned as the consumer entry point, or “connection point,” to the Internet of Things. Will these products resonate with the masses? And, if so, what would consumer adoption mean for the concept and vision of the IoT? Learn how sensor-equipped “things” may change IoT strategies and invite new players to the IoT table—namely, consumers.

Speaker: Michael Liard, Industry Analyst, Liard Research & Consulting