The Power of Wearables: Changing Lives With Tech
The world’s first wearable wasn’t exactly what you’d call practical. It was invented in the early 1960s by two mathematicians, Edward Thorp and Claude Shannon. They created a computerized timing device that helped them cheat in roulette. The device was so tiny that during the game, half of it was hidden in a shoe and the other half in a pack of cigarettes. Since then, wearables have come a long way – they’ve transitioned from “gadgets” to must-have devices that manage our health, productivity, and safety. Here are just some of the ways wearable tech is becoming a boon to our day-to-day lives.