ComputerA computer used by a person such as a laptop or tablet.
MobileComputers that are small enough to carry around that can connect to mobile networks. For example, a smart phone.
Personal NetworkTools for creating your own networks for linking your devices. For example, a phone that gives you the ability to create your own wifi network.
SecurityPersonal information security tools such as VPN.
Personal CloudServices that allow you to store data in the cloud. For example, a service that allows you to store your files in the cloud such that they can be accessed from any device.
Mobile AppsAn application designed to run on a mobile device.
Personal AssistantA category of tool that is meant to provide a single interface for all of the information technology devices and services that you use.
PrintersDevices that create physical representations of digital models such as a printed document or 3d object.
Media ConsumptionTools for media consumption such as a streaming media service.
GamesHardware and software that creates entertaining virtual or mixed reality environments.
FashionFashion can be viewed as a technology, particularly when it uses advanced materials or includes some type of information technology. For example, shoes can change color on command.
TransportPersonal transport devices such as an electric bicycle or scooter.
MedicalMedical devices and services. For example, a tool to measure a substance in your blood to help you manage a disease.
InformationInformation related services such as a digital subscription to a newspaper or magazine.
KnowledgeKnowledge related technology such as a subscription to an ebook service.
SummaryPersonal technology are physical devices, software and technology services exclusively used by a person. In the past 20 years, there has been a large shift towards personal devices and away from shared devices used by households and businesses.
|Overview: Personal Technology
A category of technology that is designed to be used by a single person as opposed to a family, business, city or society.