When Wearables Meet Data Analysis, Things Get Interesting
Bureaucracy Today|June 1 - 31, 2017
When Wearables Meet Data Analysis, Things Get Interesting

Wearables are nearly everywhere. What happens when the data these devices collect is analyzed? What are the benefits? What are the potential problems? 

Rajat Narang

Wearable technology is expected to be a 19-billion-dollar industry by 2018. Thirty eight percent of the respondents are interested in wearable medical devices and 40% of the U.S consumers are interested in having a smart watch. Among athletes, wearables and fitness trackers are especially popular, with 91% of the respondents toting a smartwatch and 19% using a fitness band (like Fitbit).

Wearable technology is the new mobile: it’s taken off quickly and made itself part of our lives in record time. But what happens when the data from wearables meets data analytics? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

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