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Wearable technology (WT) is on the rise, with sales expected to reach upwards of USD 100 billion by 2018.(1) Smart headphones and earbuds are the next frontier in the booming WT sector. In addition to an expanding suite of individual functionalities, Smart earwear can also connect with Smartphones and augment other wearables.

UL helps manufacturers understand and keep up with necessary regulatory and commercial Smart-earwear requirements. Performance verification, interoperability services and safety testing – especially to safeguard against bodily harm such as skin burns and harmful rays – are essential elements of success, and reduce the risk of recalls and damaged reputations.

UL Consumer Technology Division – a trusted leader in supporting successful global product launches – is committed to guiding manufacturers through the certification process to ensure that your product is compliant, and ready for market. Our worldwide network of accredited laboratories can even offer bundled certifications for multiple countries without additional testing. That translates into fast and efficient global market access, and a clear competitive edge.

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