The Challenges of Wearables

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The wearables trend market is set to rise to $50bn by 2018, it’s a vastly expanding industry area that has an equally large security risk attached to it.  Add to this the hearables (in-ear devices) and nearables (smart remote devices that communicate with the owner) and you’re looking at a huge threat potential from hackers.

Whether it’s an Internet-enabled identification name badge through to a device that stores vital health information, they provide invaluable location and biometric data, even monitoring and analysing data as required.  Yes, they’re sources of information but with that also comes risk.  If a device is attached to the Internet, it certainly has the potential to be targeted.  Whether it’s just one device or billions, the threat of damage, theft and financial cost can be absolutely disastrous.

Thinking of home automation devices as an example. So it’s great that these devices have the ability to become more familiar with your  daily routines and much more.  If you’re going to be regularly out of the house and your devices are transmitting this information, this means that an unwelcome visitor could also discover this information and pay a visit when you’re not there.

Certainly at Triteq, we’re constantly looking at ways to enhance lives and security is a major factor.  Our designers follow rigorous product development guidelines to ensure ISO 13485 quality assurance procedures are met.  Taking into account many critical features necessary to create security-conscious devices including intelligent design, human factors and a needs analysis.

There are a lot of challenges wearable technology faces,  join Angela Hobbs and Ken Hall at the Life Sciences Hub in Wales on the 24th November 2015 for a dynamic presentation on the challenge of wearable technology

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