The research paper examines the benefits that come as a result of amalgamations between digital forensic and wearable technologies. The study further reveals different types of electronics stored data and the kind of wearable technologies involved. Each wearable device is designed in such a way that it gathers the crucial information that could be used in scenarios that need informed judgment. For instance, courtroom cases require that enough and tangible evidence is reached before any concrete judgment is made. The study also would be in a position to explain how the gathering of data is undertaken before it is presented to institutions such as the courtroom (ChuanáYeo & TeckáLim, 2016).
Technology has advanced to and extends that companies can produce clothing that can carry small powerful and undetectable devices such as the camera to make record and monitor individuals activities. There are quite a number of wearable devices that one could not be able to detect. Some of the monitoring and recording devices are; smart watches, smart belts, wearable medical devices, smart shoes, wearable cameras, fitness band and smart classes (Stables, 2016). The recording and monitoring devices in such items are hidden and an ordinary person would not be able to detect easily.
The recording and monitoring devices are able to collect data most of the activities the individual participate in. It is prudent to acknowledge the fact that the collected information is reconstructed through a thorough analysis of activities that took place in a specific location within a certain period of time. In most cases, the wearable devices have been known to collect information such as; step count, sleep patterns, body temperatures, heart rate, muscle strain, pictures, sound recording, GPRS locations, videos and movement information (ChuanáYeo & TeckáLim, 2016)..
Additionally, wearable technologies collect crucial information of the about the user, hence, the process of identifying the person’s habits characteristic and medical data becomes easier to detect. Studies have it that digital forensic had had its dark side when it comes to placing certain individual’s locations and time. But with the help of wearable technologies, an irrefutable source is provided which would provide what actually happens at the crime scene. A metadata according to (Livingston, 2016) is able to provide GPS information which was earlier captured on a wearable camera.
Over the years, it has to be a challenge to establish the activity of suspected individuals during the very time the crime took place. Most of the cases in court have seen it rules blindly without establishing what actually transpired. Nevertheless, the introductions of fitness band could be the solutions in such incidences. For instance, Florida case actually proved that the information gathered from the fitness band shows that the plaintiff was not raped at a knifepoint. In fact, the information from the fitness band showed that at the alleged time, she was walking and the case was considered to be a false report (Almond & Kiker, 2015).
Amalgamation of wearable technologies with forensics, have open limitless possibilities pertaining to what happened in the past. In rape and murder scenarios, the heart rate readings from the wearable device certain prove of the activity. On the other hand, step count could be useful in cases that require the suspect wearing the device to acknowledge the place and time the suspect was at the time crime took place (Livingston, 2016). Also, sleep patterns could help the suspect prove his or her innocence due to the fact that the device will help the case by providing the information required in the courtroom. Cameras, recording, and videos could be a perfect evidence to prove someone guilty or not.
Wearable technologies data is very vital on the forensic level. It eases the time frame take detective would be used to certain or rather collected enough evidence to put the rotten individual in jails. However, it is important to understand the process of collecting, analysing and generating reports on such devices least they are manipulated. With the correct procedure, the use of wearable devices would make sure that correct judgments are made in the courtroom based on evidence.