When looking at current trends in wearable technology, it's clear that certain places on the body have become the most common recipients of this new attention. In exploring what the future of these wearables might look like, I decided to work within these specific sites, and focus on the strengths, weaknesses, and inherent meanings these locations provided.
A device worn around the wrist, while benefiting from attractive design, is often designed around a classic and simplistic wristwatch form. This wearable is primarily a visual communication tool with the wearer.
A health device worn around the neck is primarily visible to others, and not the wearer themselves. This physical location is commonly adorned with jewelry, and therefore must address aesthetic desires. The emotional significance of an object placed over a user's heart can perhaps explain why the necklace/pendant is commonly seen in health wearables.
A device worn on the face can quickly dominate the wearer’s physical appearance and ability to effectively communicate with others. Visually minimizing this wearable is of particular importance.