CHANCES ARE YOU KNOW
SOMEONE WHOSE FITNESS
TRACKER OR SMART WATCH
IS LIKE AN EXTRA BODY
PART. (MAYBE THAT’S YOU.)
MAYBE YOU EVEN GIFTED A
BRIEFCASE, OR A PIECE OF
JEWELRY OVER THE HOLIDAYS.
GOES TO THE DENTIST
BY ERIN ROBINSON
Te market for gadgets like these is surging. In fact, the
International Data Corporation (IDC) just reported in December
that the worldwide wearable device market is expected to reach a
total of 111.1 million units shipped in 2016, up 44.4% from 2015.1
And that fgure is expected to climb to 214.6 million units by 2019.1
Not surprisingly, the IDC predicts that smart watches will drive
What you may not know is that wearable tech isn’t being
designed only for personal usage; wearables are being put to
work, too. In some sectors, employers are providing employees
with wearable devices—ranging from smart watches to uniforms
embedded with LEDs, cameras, and microphones—as a means of
improving performance and safety.
In the dental industry, wearables and applications designed for
them are ofering doctors increased efciency, the opportunity to
increase production, ergonomic benefts, and more.
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