By Sarah Nicastro, publisher/editor in chief, Field Technologies
You’ve probably seen or heard the wearable technology buzz. It was a hot topic at the International CES event in January, and was getting plenty of coverage before that. As it relates to the markets we cover, wearable technology usually refers to smart watch devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear or smart glasses like Google’s Google Glass. What’s most interesting to me about this trend is what some are saying about how they see the adoption playing out. Typically, a trend begins with consumers and eventually makes its way over to the business realm. Take, for instance, the iPad — after extreme consumer popularity ensued, businesses began looking at how their operations could benefit from tablets like the iPad.