“I started thinking about what the post-smartphone era would be,” Pruden said. “If drones replaced smartphones, they’d have to interact with our bodies -- and what better way to do that than by having them attached to us.”
The wearable electronics market, including jewelry, belts, textiles and footwear will reach more than $70 billion in 2024, up from more than $14 billion this year, according to IDTechEx.
“We are starting to add technology to clothes, to textiles, to watches,” Pruden said. “Fashion is a new interface.”