Wearables Overview – From Computer In A Backpack to Smartwatches

Wearable Electronics (Wearables) – miniature electronic devices that can be worn under, with or on top of clothing.

Here’s a a short video on the history of wearables, from Steve Mann’s backpack computer to latest smartwatches.

Story/editing: Sander Saar
Camera: Liis Rosenberg

Featuring: Abacus ring, Breguet watch, Steve Mann wearable computer, Xybernaut, Seiko Rupter, Fossil, Zypad, Panasonic, Nike+, Nike Fuleband, Pebble, Meta Watch, Martian Watches, Google Glass, Narrative Clip, OM Signal shirt, Android Wear watches, Apple Watch


By Sander

Sander is passionate about media and technology, helping companies with strategy, product and growth. Currently consulting Red Bull Media House with strategy and growth as well as Moonbug, a $145M fund to create and distribute inspiring kids content, with business strategy. Previously futurist and led non-linear strategy at Disney after heading strategy and growth at Maker Studios internationally. Before that product manager ​at Verizon Media Group (AOL) and video distribution network Goviral. Early on he helped Europe's largest seed investment fund Seedcamp​ and organized hackathons in Africa with Garage48​.