Wearable technology has been theorised in sci-fi films for decades and, as our own technology develops, it’s become quite apparent that the future is now. Regarding silicone wristbands, their usefulness has been noticed and utilised to make life easier.
But how will silicone wristbands help us in the future? Scientists are already investing in these wristbands, ensuring that they can be even more helpful for everyone. Wearable, advanced technology will become more than a sci-fi fantasy!
In the Caribbean, the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun has started offering its guest an alternative to traditional hotel keys. Silicone wristbands as hotel keys can completely revolutionise the hospitality industry, ensuring that no hotel key is lost ever again.
Through a chip installed inside the bracelet, doors can be opened, payments made in the restaurant, and access is given to the elevator. And the best part? As silicone is durable and water resistant, they can easily be worn throughout the entire holiday, even at the beach. Inexpensive and functional, these silicone wristbands will make guests’ lives easier, eliminating things like the need to carry cash and making payments faster.
Researchers from the Oregon State University have tested silicone wristbands that 92 preschool children wore and determined that they are exposed to a higher level of chemicals than thought. Silicone traps toxins and provide the perfect tools for testing, as they are durable and comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
41 types of flame retardants were tested for, and 60% of the samples had 11 of these chemicals. These are linked to hyperactivity, cognitive ability, and obesity, and the children’s silicone wristbands showcased the chemicals after only one week of wearing them. The study hopes to ensure that children, in the future, aren’t exposed to these chemicals.
Silicone wristbands are useful to detect more than these flame retardant chemicals. They can also be used to detect very small levels of toxins, which can aid several industries in ensuring workers and other people aren’t exposed to harmful substances.
From farms to construction workers and schools, silicone wristbands can help to detect the exposure to pesticides, plasticisers, and a wide range of other dangerous substances. The applications of the development of these wristbands will help medical facilities to determine exposure by patients, and minimise future issues.
At Silicone Wristbands, we are always excited about the possibility of advanced silicone wristband technology. As these continuously get developed by scientists, the possibilities for future use are truly endless.