Wearables have become highly visible in the HCI field; a great deal of work has gone into understanding how the technology can be productized and used. However, most modern wearables have so far simply been miniaturized versions of existing devices that record or show video, audio, biometric data, or movement, or interface with more capable devices. Insights In their miniaturized form, they bring up issues of comfort, functionality, fashion, and of making technology increasingly invisible and ubiquitous. But there is nothing really new about wearables. Other emerging technologies such as digital tattoos and e-textiles represent a truer departure…
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