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January 1, 2015

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This UL white paper discusses testing and evaluation considerations for batteries and energy storage systems used in wearable  technologies. Beginning with a summary of the historic technical challenges for wearable technologies, the paper highlights the  emergence of new approaches to powering wearable technology devices and their advantages over current technologies. The white paper then summarizes potential safety and performance considerations for batteries used in wearable technologies, and details specific tests that can be used to evaluate them for consistency with regulations and customer expectations. The paper concludes with additional recommendations for the assessment of batteries and energy storage systems used in wearable technology devices.

This white paper is part of a series of of technical documents produced by UL experts to address challenges and developments in consumer technology.