Vancouver-based Vandrico Solution and Deloitte have partnered to create a Wearable Technology Database with a goal of compiling a list of all "wearable products."
The database currently includes 442 devices from 306 companies, with specific categories in the head, neck, torso, chest, arm, wrist, hand, legs and feet categories. The goal is to grow the database to 700 products by the end of 2016.
The companies are defining wearables as a basket of smart technologies that are incorporated into items that can be worn—like smartwatches, clothing or fitness bands.
“Industries all over the world are now adopting wearables as a way to keep employees safe on the job,” said Gonzalo Tudela, CEO of Vandrico Solutions, reported MobileSyrup.
According to Gartner Research, the wearable space will generate revenues over $28 billion in 2016, representing an increase of 18.4 percent year-over-year.