Wearing position of mobile sensors

Name Wearing position of wearables
Context Wearable IT
Performance change of the target group Elderly people
Problem The number of available wearables is increasing. Those products often are supposed to support the user by discreetly and continuously collecting data that is made available to the user.
It is questionable which wearing position should be considered for such a product.
Place of action Mobile, Wearable
Solution approach
  • Users prefer wearing the device on their wrist as a replacement for a wristwatch.
    This position is followed by wearing it at the trouser waistband. It has the advantage that it is discreet and therefore the design of the wearable is irrelevant.
Limitations Only fitness bracelets have been examined.
Further design patterns Medication app