UL launched compliance services for the wearable technology industry

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UL smartwatchUL Consumer Technology announced the launch of a comprehensive service that offers customized product validation, advisory, testing, risk mitigation, interoperability, and global market access services for wearable technology products. The services will help to assist manufacturers in supplying consumers with safer and more reliable wearable products while reducing the time to market. As the amount of sales of wearable technology continues to rise, projected to reach upwards of 100 billion dollar by 2018 (Generator Research’s data), it is critical for manufacturers to understand the mandatory evaluation and testing considerations applicable to the components and materials used in wearable technology products. User safety is paramount for wearable technology products as they are worn for a prolonged period in direct contact with the human skin and rely on wireless technologies to transmit and receive personal information.