Forrester issued a report saying wearable computing is about to take off.
As we pointed out in a prior post on this topic, wearable computing is not a new trend. For decades computing devices designed to be attached to the human body have been available. Most of have been targeted at health and fitness. Workout related heart rate monitors, for example, have been around since the 1980s.
Forrester believes that consumer interest in wearables for applications in health and fitness, navigation, social networking and gaming is starting to grow. They also seem to think that the major platform players like Google, Apple and Facebook are getting interested in wearables.
The New York Times Bits column covers the Forrester report and has additional information on the wearables market.