Will wearable technology turn us all into comic book-style super-humans?

A recent study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education says big things are coming.

The outcome of a new study has now been published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education and has suggested that wearable technology will give people the ability to “do things they could not do before.”

From the sounds of it, we could be headed into quite the fascinating future in terms of our potential.

There have already been devices and mobile apps being demoed as prototypes that have shown that it won’t be long before wearable technology will be helping people to be able to see, hear and even speak better than was ever possible for them. This includes assisting people who have never been able to see, hear or speak in their lives, or who have had those abilities limited or removed by illness or injury.

That said, the potential for wearable technology is there for virtually everyone, said the study.

Wearable Technology - SuperheroesThe research said that providing solutions for various challenges will turn wearables into more than just a fad. Instead, there researchers believe that there will be super-powers on their way as a result of the use of these devices. The research pointed out that the responses of the participants frequently brought up abilities and powers that “normal humans” don’t have. Among the sixteen total professionals in wearable tech who were surveyed, twelve believed that the devices would one day provide users with abilities beyond those that come naturally to them.

Among those who are most likely to benefit from wearables, according to the survey respondents, are the “less-able bodied and the able bodied,” which essentially appears to imply that everyone will be able to find a use for these devices in one way or another.

Among those who are less-able bodied, there will be wearable technology such as improved hearing aids and other devices that will assist them to be able to do what they previously haven’t been able to, or enhance their abilities in areas in which they have been physically limited. On the other hand, in the case of the able-bodied, one of the respondents, Mary, explained that “people who have able bodies able to do things that they could not do.”

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