Globally, the adoption of wearable artificial intelligence (AI) will be primarily driven by increasing concerns among consumers towards health and fitness. Rising prevalence of obesity and other cardiac illnesses around the world will boost the adoption of these devices. Wearable AI gadgets such as smartwatches and fitness bands are equipped with sensory hardware to monitor health-oriented vitals, including heart rate and blood pressure and can help improve early detection of diseases. Innovative advances in technology have resulted in continuous enhancements in the design and functionality of smart wearables. The availability of these devices at affordable prices will create a large consumer base for wearable gadgets in the coming years.
Many tech pundits have predicted that smart glasses are the future of mobile communication. Michael Abrash, Oculus' principal researcher, stated at last year's Facebook F8 conference, "20 or 30 years from now, I predict that instead of carrying stylish smartphones everywhere, we'll wear stylish glasses. Those glasses will offer VR, AR and everything in between, and we'll use them all day." In August, Alex Kipman, who helped create HoloLens technology, said, "The potential of these devices [AR glasses] is that they could one day replace your phones, TVs, and all these screens.