Most wearables today focus on an individual user but by widening the cast, there may not only be more fish to catch but greater potential for disruption.
The very populations being left out of wearable tech production phases are the same ones that will be driving the next generation of consumer electronics. These groups, experts say, are crucial to the development of effective wearables especially since the next consumer-base is a highly diverse America.
According to the 2020 Census, the majority of the U.S. will be people of color, a rise from the 38% in 2014. By 2060, the nation’s foreign-born population will reach nearly 19% of the total population, up from 13% in 2014. The African-American population more than doubled between the years of 2000 and 2010, and the “two or more races” population is projected to be the fastest growing over the next 46 years.