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Smart wearables offer an unprecedented capability to assist people to manage their daily or professional activities in a safer, healthier and more-efficient manner. Following the Information and Stakeholders’ Day on Wearables on 11th December 2015, the European Commission drafted a reflection paper on the issue.

It includes the following objectives:

  • takes stock of the latest techno-market and policy developments;
  • documents the research and development activities supported by the EU;
  • integrates the positions of stakeholders with a focus on barriers; and
  • proposes ways forward to help bring smart wearables into our daily lives faster.

To complete the stock-taking and horizon-scanning exercise the Commission seeks input from all interested stakeholders on the reflection paper. This will assist the Commission to further elaborate future EU support measures in the areas of research & development, innovation and market uptake of smart wearables.

Written input and comments are welcome to Dr Andreas Lymberis and Mr Gökalp Gümüşdere (“Competitive Electronics Industry” unit at DG CONNECT) by 15 January 2017 at the latest.

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