Brace yourselves: wearables might be getting a lot more useful.
The primary selling point of wearables may be convenience, but that's exactly where the greatest criticisms of wearable devices lie. The problem with existing smartwatches, for example, is largely functionality. Wearers of smartwatches want to be able to easily glance down and operate their device, without squinting at unreadable icons or having to manually download date to operate. Too often, even just loading an app on current wearables options can feel like an imposition, rather than an act that's efficient.
However, according to TechCrunch, this is all about to change. Researchers at the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon are already working on multiple projects to explore options in wearable-functionality, such as the EM-Sense, which could provide smartwatches with an app enabling them to act as a shortcut companion interface for other connected devices. This would also make IoT devices more efficient to use, as their functionality would be automatically surfaced by the wearable.
There are many other neat ways that wearables are becoming more efficient smart tech, so head over to TechCrunch for the full read!