Chapter 10 Real-World Applications

10.1 Real-World Applications

Wearable devices and applications are not intended to increase the amount of information that a user needs to consume, rather they are meant to make the consumption of such information easier. Given that there are tasks and actions that a user needs to carry out, Wearable devices and applications can it make more convenient for the user to do so.

10.2 Handheld Application Extension

Given an existing handheld application, there will likely be a small subset of the functionality that makes a compelling case for extension into the Wearable platform. Probably, the most important and time-sensitive notifications in the handheld application represent what will likely be beneficial for extending to the Wearable flavor of the application.

10.3 Home Automation

Many home appliances and accessories such as washers, dryers, toasters, thermostats, light bulbs, and so on have commenced to include network connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and so on. Home appliance manufacturers have commenced to recognize the advantages of making their devices network enabled and service oriented—based on inter-operable and open standard-based technologies, rather than proprietary mechanisms. Wearable and other IoT devices in the consumer arena can tend to feed off one another and provide incremental value to the consumer, by their ease of inter-interoperability.

The presence of more “smart” networked devices in the consumer’s network ...

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