A full 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile phone; 84 percent say they couldn’t manage going a single day without their phone! How often do you check your phone? One in four people check their phone every 30 minutes; one in five check their phone every 10 minutes. In 2012 there were 1.8 billion smartphones in use throughout the globe. Facebook now reaches 76 percent of the smartphone market, and it accounts for 23 percent of total time spent using apps each month. The next five most used applications are Google apps, and they account for 10 percent of app usage time.

Collecting data can create a safer and healthier global community. Kenya is actually using mobile data to track malaria and other illnesses. Refugees United, an NGO, has teamed up with a mobile carrier to create a database for refugees to enter their personal details. This allows refugees to reconnect with family members they’ve been separated from.

Is your personal wardrobe getting smarter? Google Glass is beaming-up maps and directions. Smart shoes can calculate distance, underfoot conditions, and analyze gait. Apple may have plans to produce wearable technology such as sneakers, shirts, skiing gear, and watches.

Would you purchase wearable technology? Please share your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to check out the infographic below to learn more about all this!