How 'smart' are you?
So, what's a 'nearable'?
Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, again you’re being outsmarted by the Internet of Things.
We now have wearables, nearables, hearables, rideables, embeddables, touchables, stickables, ingestibles, implantables, awareables, there-ables, etc. The era of smart technology is just beginning…
These days, Food Taster Lady is being replaced by electronic beacons that beam Bluetooth signals to your phone. It's all part of an emerging ‘nearables’ trend, in which sensor-equipped everyday objects detect your precise location, identify your personal information and collect data about what's happening. Once you opt in, beacons deliver an enriched shopping experience, including coupons and news of special deals.
‘Nearables’ are all about location, location, location. They are small enough to be attached to anything. For instance, if you stick one on a flower pot, it can remind you to water your plant. You can use one on your bicycle to tell you where you left it, or how fast you are going.
These slim, smart “sticky notes” trigger actions in nearby devices, leveraging the streams of health data made possible by the connected caresumer, to create powerful health platforms that move beyond trendy apps and trackers.