From Connected Smart Gloves to Paper Sun Sensors

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 8, 2016
The top July 2016 wearable technology ideas take the form of everything from gloves and rings to clothing pieces and paper patches. As ever, wearables are being used for everything from health and fitness to gaming, showing that there are applications for this technology in virtually every industry. One of the most intriguing new wearables is a paper-based sensor that monitors a user's exposure to the sun, while also considering their unique skin tone and use of sunscreen products.

Olympic athletes will be able to use Visa's new contactless payment rings with NFC-enabled payment terminals in Rio for the 2016 Summer Games. While this type of technology has not yet made it into the mainstream, an initiative like this has the potential to propel the use of wearable technology for payment forward.