In consumer devices, watch for AI in smartphones, TVs, PC chips and wearables.
Engineers continue to develop sensor technologies that are allowing consumers and medical professionals to monitor and track human vitals of all sorts. Smart-watches, which will see 29 million units shipped this year, are accumulating more sensors with every generation, and are helping individuals better understand their health and fitness activities. Meanwhile, connected health monitoring devices, such as blood pressure and blood glucose monitors, are offering people with chronic conditions better ways to track their conditions. Over 15 million connected health monitoring devices will ship this year.
The metaverse is a recently popularized buzzword that encapsulates the tech industry’s vision of the next phase of internet technologies. While there are many opinions on the matter, a common theme is that the metaverse will provide immersive experiences that blend the virtual world with the physical world. It will likely involve virtual events, objects and currencies combined with real-world people, places and activities. The four million augmented and virtual reality headsets shipping into the U.S. market in 2022 will enable some of the metaverse’s earliest pioneers to build and experience what it has to offer.
Whether you’re in the metaverse or the real world, here’s to exploring new technology in the year ahead!
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