Two senior Synapse Mechanical Engineers, Martine Stillman and Steve Aykens, wrote an article, The Future of Wearables, that was published in Information Age, a business-technology magazine and website out of the UK. They explored not only the current wearables industry and trends, but they looked at what's to come for the wearables market. Both engineers expect major changes in the Mechanical Engineering field. "Mechanical engineers will work in ever more complex teams with soft goods designers, electrical engineers, biostatisticians, optical engineers, biomedical engineers, and more."
General Purpose? or Application Specific? Technical limitations still make VR hardware cost-prohibitive for many, so careful consideration of the application and market must be applied very early in the development process.