Wearable Technology: If the Tech Fits, Wear It

Robin Wright, Latrina Keith

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“Wearable technology” and “wearable devices” are phrases that describe electronics and computers that are integrated into clothing and other accessories that can be worn comfortably on the body. Examples of wearable devices include glasses, watches, headbands, and jewelry. While these technologies show great influence in fashion and entertainment, they have the largest impact in the areas of health, medicine, and fitness. Librarians are also exploring wearable technology's potential for enhancing services and expanding outreach to their organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-216
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • computers
  • electronics
  • health care
  • medicine
  • wearable devices
  • wearable technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences


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