AI technology – or artificial intelligence technology – is revolutionizing the way we approach daily life. One of the newer aspects of these AI developments is the ability to wear the technology in a way that makes our day-to-day lives easier, better, or faster.
Wearable AI Jewelry
AI jewelry comes in many forms that can be used by pairing the accessories with other smart devices like phones, tablets, or laptops. These pieces of AI jewelry come in the form of rings, watches, necklaces, and more!
“As new technological trends emerge, so will new AI functions. For example, there are now smart rings which can give people scheduling notifications so that they don’t have to switch their focus to their phones, especially if they are in situations in which checking their phones is not appropriate such as important meetings or driving,” says Joaquín Roca, Co-Founder & CEO or
Minerva “The more advanced these AI functions become, the less people will have to rely on their phones for certain notifications such as these because of the convenience of referring to a smaller tool that they’re already wearing such as a ring or a wrist band. There could potentially be an increase in wearable technology replacing regular jewelry.”
The idea behind a lot of these AI Jewelry items seems to be to remove the need to be checking other devices. People are starting to recognize how dependent they are on their mobile devices and just how much of an impact they can make on relationships and daily life.
By having a smart device that alerts you to notifications, people avoid regularly checking their phones for alerts, which often leads to unintentionally browsing through social media or other apps.
In fact, it’s been said that people check their phones nearly 100 times per day. Even if the smart jewelry cuts that number in half, they are preventing people from using their phones unnecessarily for a significant amount of time per day.
Wearable AI Fitness Devices
These devices are designed for people who enjoy working out and want to track their progress but don’t want to carry their phones on them.
“It makes sense that as phones are increasing in size and become more cumbersome to keep in a pocket while exercising, people are turning to smaller devices that can track their fitness progress,” says Tyler Read, Founder and Senior Editor of Personal Trainer Pioneer. “I see so many clients who are using these devices to their advantage by pairing them with apps for nutrition apps, exercise apps, and even apps that simply remind them to go to the gym and hold them accountable for reaching their goals.
These are very useful devices that also allow the user to remain hands-free and they prevent distraction during workouts by removing the temptation to check your phone during the session.”
These fitness devices can be small GPS trackers that runners or bicyclists clip onto themselves or zip into a pocket to track their mileage and times or they can overlap with our last category and be a piece of jewelry like a bracelet or watch that can be worn during a workout to track motion, steps, distance, and heart rate.
Wearable AI Health Products
Similar to fitness AI products, these health products are often worn to track certain health data points. These devices are sometimes even prescribed by medical professionals and their data can be used to monitor serious health conditions by tracking information gathered while the device is being worn.
“So many devices are adding health aspects to their capabilities,” says Jeff Goodwin, Sr. Director of Performance Marketing and E-Commerce at Orgain. “Doctors are able to monitor patients in their daily activities and have a more accurate reading of their health concerns without having to keep them in observation at the hospital.
This can be so beneficial for patients who are having spontaneous episodes of illness that are not predictable and the source of the issue is unknown.”
COVID-19 has actually increased the use of these wearable patient monitoring AI devices. Because doctors were trying to prevent unnecessary clinic visits and hospital stays to prevent the spread of the disease, more of these devices were used starting in 2020 than ever before.
Advancing technology seems to indicate that this may become a common practice because the overall cost of the monitoring is less expensive for both the clinics and for patients.
Wearable AI for Accessibility
It’s no secret that technological advances have made life easier for millions of people around the globe who require assistance with daily tasks due to a disability or need for special accommodations. Today, there are several AI devices that individuals can use that make things more accessible for their daily lives.
“People who have difficulty communicating with others or a need for tech assistance to complete tasks that many of us take for granted are greatly benefiting from wearable AI technology,” says Dylan Fox, Founder, and CEO of speech-to-text company Assembly AI. “Individuals who previously had to carry around massive communication devices or rely on others to help them with tasks throughout the day are now able to use a wearable device to do so many things.
From sending a text message to writing entire books or even ordering something on Amazon, these devices are giving individuals with limited means of communication the ability to be more independent and live the lives they want to live.”
Apart from the speech-to-text and voice-activated features that many watches and other wearable devices hold, there are also devices that allow disabled individuals to experience the world in new ways.
From shirts that enhance vibrations to allow deaf individuals to feel sound waves more accurately to shoes that are replacing the traditional walking cane, wearable AI has so much potential to make the world a more accessible place for individuals with disabilities.
Wearable AI for Research
So many different types of AI devices are out there – but most of them have one thing in common: the ability to research current needs and predict what future needs could be.
“Wearable AI isn’t only being used to improve your life today. Many of these devices are designed to help researchers understand the needs that we have for things like communication, navigation, fitness, and efficiency,” says Matt Rubright, Head of Growth for Candidate.
These devices are often constantly collecting data and information that can be used by researchers to develop more useful devices that will continue to propel us into the future.”
There are devices that are learning to identify speech, nonverbal communication, daily habits, and more. The purpose of these research subjects involves a vast array of potential future AI products such as wearable devices for communicating with others who speak another language in business meetings without having to hire a translator or just navigating the city and knowing the best place to stop for lunch on a random Tuesday based on your typical habits.
Wearable AI seems to be here to stay and it is expanding daily! No longer are we required to carry around our phones, laptops, and other devices to gather information or live a more convenient life – these smaller wearable devices are being used to make our lives easier.
Whether it’s for health reasons, fitness programs, or accessibility – these continually evolving pieces of technology are utilizing research and futuristic applications of collected data to create a more productive and technologically advanced future for us to enjoy.