Every Star Trek fan has eagerly awaited some of the incredible technologies that are common place in that world of imagination. While replicators are still a long way off with our current 3D printing and we probably won’t have a real-time hologram deck experience, the tech geek gurus have already given us a few of the devices such as our smartphones and wearables. But technology is moving forward faster than we could imagine and in the near future, we can anticipate that the new technologies will be more advanced than we ever thought.
One of the top devices that is speeding along on this course is that of the wearable. Originally designed within the medical community, the fitness craze combined with lower cost has made these one of the most adopted devices. But the versions that we are seeing now are just the beginning. There are new plans to change everything that we know and expect from these technologies.
Information Security – Top Priority
Security with the net and our technologies remains one of the highest priorities. This is especially true when it comes to identity theft. In the medical realm there are an incredible array of encryptions to maintain high level security, whose main purpose is to thwart any attempts at accessing or stealing. To outwit the cybercriminals, there is a launch of some new wearables that are wrapped around one area that the criminals can’t access: each person’s unique biorhythm.
Wearables Offer Secure Access to Personal Information Via Biorhythm-Based Authorization
These initial wearables operate so that they are synced with the authorized user’s biorhythm. The sync allows only the one authorized user to be able to access the features of the wearable. This level of security goes beyond any other forms and there are plans to alter the standard wearable into a ‘controlling’ device. It will transcend from what it is being used today into a technology that will automatically offer such security protocols as logging into a computer, locking or unlocking a home and car doors and for the medical community, authorizing mobile apps and drop downs. These will work in conjunction with many of the medical technologies, offering a sense of ease of use, even to the point of payment selections for the user.
While the focus for these wearables has historically been for the benefit of the consumer themselves, the higher security protocols will enable much of the medical community to institute additional features. We are already seeing those wearables that are designed for high risk patients, transmitting health updates directly to a primary healthcare giver. Newer launches in the future will streamline this process so that in minutes, communication can be accomplished between a physician and a pharmacy.
At this point you are probably thinking that the wearable is sounding a lot like the first step in creating the tricorder that is used in Star Trek. Never to be outdone, there are already technology companies that are designing these next devices. One can only dream that the evolution can then catapult into inter-communication between technologies at almost warp speed.