Wearables Are Totally Failing the People Who Need Them Most
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
As the Internet of Things becomes an actual thing, more steps are being counted, more sleep patterns are being logged, more activities are being app-ified. What isn’t appearing in the data is much common sense or ambition. Instead, developers continue flocking to a saturated market filled with hipster pet rocks, devices that gather reams of largely superficial information for young people whose health isn’t in question, or at risk.
It’s a shame because the people who could most benefit from this technology—the old, the chronically ill, the poor—are being ignored.
Eventually someone smart will see the old, the ill, the poor, as a great market opportunity.
Till then the hipsters will keep building things most people don't want or need.