Wearables are increasingly used in the healthcare sector with new eHealth applications launched every other day, but medical devices regulations might be the real obstacle to their growth.
Here you can read some articles on Italian and international technology law issues, like Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) law issues drafted by either Giulio Coraggio or the other authors of GamingTechLaw.
An App might shortly allow Google Glass users to read the sentiments of people they are talking to as part of a wearable technology project run by a US start-up Emotient. However, this project might face some data protection issues affecting the sector of wearable technologies and of the Internet of Things.
$ 3 billion will be spent in 2014 on 10 million units of wearable technologies according to a Deloitte report, but the potentials of this market can be seen also through the attempts by tech companies to patent anything connected to them, including the heart gesture made in front of Google Glasses so setting a new approach for the Internet of Things!
€ 1.3 bn is the value of sales from Italian fashion websites in 2013 with an increase year by year of 30+% and considerable potentials for further growth since it represents only 20% of the total value of the Italian B2C e-commerce sector. These are some of the topics together with wearable technology issues impacting on the Internet of Things covered in the very interesting #Fashiononline event that took place in Milan (Italy).
On Friday 24 January 2014 at 9.15, we will be holding a very interesting event named #FASHIONLINE - Fashion bloggers, e-commerce & wearable technology issues in collaboration with Borsa Italiana (the Milan stock exchange) in Milan at Palazzo Mezzanotte.
eHealth devices are the future of healthcare, how can they deal with legal issues raised by privacy and medical devices regulations?
Wearable technologies and the Internet of Things are becoming a really exciting topic and each time we review different products for clients, we find out an additional legal implication that might be relevant in the sector. After having published a post on wearable technologies and privacy and a second post on wearable technologies in the healthcare sector with reference to eHealth technologies, I am now running a webinar organized by the Global Lawyers Association on wearable technologies, privacy and intellectual property rights.