Wearables – Big companies want your body

Apple, Nike, Samsung, and Google to name a few are spending a lot of money to monitor your body. $1.8 Billion to be exact for this year. So will it be your face, your wrist or perhaps a ingestible pill with a camera? 

Wearables is becoming such big business that they predict that in five years, the amount of money that consumers will spend on wearable tech will skyrocket to $19 billion from $1.4 billion in 2013.

The number of shipments is also expected to rise eight-fold to 64 million in 2017 from the number of units shipped in 2012.

Infographic created by ShotTracker 

The PillCam is not as new as you think. Today, more than 1.5 million patients have already experienced the benefits from PillCam capsule endoscopy. It’s a little bigger than I would like it to be but the ingestible camera will soon be an alternative approach for those who cringe at the thought of a colonoscopy. 

Best to embrace some of the technology before it embraces you.

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