Sarah Rotman Epps of Forrester thinks the challenge ahead for wearables is in designing for the human brain.

“No, I’m not talking about sensors implanted in your brain (although that’s certainly possible, and already happening in research and medical settings). I’m talking about designing for the nuanced way our brains process the experience of wearing a device.”

Her recommendations:
– Support rather than distract from goal-oriented behavior
– Increase self-awareness, but not to the point of self-consciousness