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Fitness and Wearable Tech Expand Medical Focus

In addition to the typical fitness focus, the wearables at this year’s CES expanded into more emotional and physical stress tech.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) typically offers a bevy of amazing wearables and fitness technologies. This year’s virtual event was no different, with vendors and organizations showing off advances in sensor technologies, smart fabrics, wireless, flexible membranes, and more.

All of these advances are taking fitness and wearables to the next level, helping track activity and extend connectivity. Many of the wearable devices are geared toward consumers, but some of them are designed to address various health problems, including emotional and physical stress, huggable clothing, and urinary incontinence.

The following gallery highlights the coolest wearable technologies from this year’s CES 2021.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier

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