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Wearable Monitoring (20 Nov 2002)
Technology and watches are hardly new to each other - the idea of a self winding wristwatch can be traced back to a patent granted in 1780, although it didn’t come into production until 1924. But with the advent of the post World War 2 spy era, wristwatch technology came to symbolise being one step ahead of the competition. In the 1950s detective series Dick Tracy, had a two-way communicating watch, and any James Bond film is not complete without some highly advanced ideas in wristwatch development… if a little impractical - but is it?
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