Wearable technology refers to small devices that are worn on the body and can be connected to the Internet. These tiny electronic gadgets are set to continue to transform our lives yet further, perhaps in the same way as smartphones once did. They are currently enjoying their strongest momentum in the fitness and healthcare industry. Here they are giving rise to innovative solutions for monitoring, and also with regard to the prevention and treatment of diseases. Be it smartwatches or biometric t-shirts – wearables are opening up completely new possibilities in many key areas of our lives. There is considerable further potential, and this is likely to be a sustainable trend.