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Collective adaptation in very large scale ubicomp: towards a superorganism of wearables

Alois Ferscha; Paul Lukowicz; Franco Zambonelli
In: International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp-2015), ACM, 2015.


Personalized wearable ICT systems presented in fashionable and appealing lifestyle-designs have gained critical user acceptance, and comprise momentum to bring wearable computing to a socio-technical mass phenomenon within the next few years. Early indicators for this expected wearable systems' tsunami'are the'spring tide'of 7.3 billion mobile connected platforms (ie mobile subscribers) as of the end of 2014, 300 mio. shipped smart watches in 2014 with an expected annually growth of 35% till 2020, and a possible market for more than 200 million smart eyewear systems in 2015 [1].

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