Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Hamid Farzaneh is the CEO of Sensoplex and has held leadership positions across public and private companies in the electronics industry for over 30 years.

Wearables as a second brain. The Internet of Self and Things. One trillion sensors….

There’s no doubt that a sensor-laden world is the buzz of the town. The next Big Thing. In fact, there is so much buzz that many consumers probably dismiss it as hype. Yet, in spite of all this hype, as a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley’s semiconductor and sensor industry, this is about as exciting a space I’ve ever been in.

The reality is of course more nuanced. Yes it’s true that the market is growing extremely fast and there will be many winners — but there will be even more losers in the space. Sensors are getting amazingly accurate, but wearable products continue to be clunky and provide…

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