This chapter is the introduction to the whole book. It discusses the rise and history of wearable technologies as well as the growth of self-tracking communities that extensively use wearable devices. In this chapter the reader can also find the outline of the whole book, its concept and main hypothesis related to the future direction of wearable technologies. What I am arguing for is that from tracking of simple and easily quantifiable activities, we are currently moving to more complex, robust collaborative and sophisticated forms of tracking the Self and others, also in the organizational context.
KeywordsWearable technologies Wearable electronics Self-tracking History Organizations
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