While many have come to enjoy and depend on wearables, such as smart watches, three companies are developing the use of wearable technology for industrial and business use. Theatro, Hipaax, and Notable believe enterprise is going to drive the wearables market, along with healthcare.
Expanding Wearables Market
We already know how smart watches are driving the wearables market with respect to the Apple Watch in particular. They’re doing great things with early heart disease detection, something that can save lives.
But Theatro, Hipaax, and Notable are seeing even more use for wearables with respect to industrial and business use. The International Data Corporation (IDC) announced in a press release that the research director of IDC’s Wearables team, Ramon T. Llamas, said that the “two major drivers for the wearables market are healthcare and enterprise adoption.”
“Within the enterprise, wearables can help to accelerate companies’ digital transformation by transmitting information back and forth while allowing workers to complete their tasks faster. This is where both vendors and companies can streamline processes to achieve faster results,” he continued
Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers sees the trend in wearables that are worn on the wrist or ear and believes it’s worth following. We’ve already seen integration in smart homes and in health and productivity.
Llamas believes that while “enterprise deployment is slow, most of it is driven by digital health/corporate wellness initiatives.
He pointed to three companies that are already working on putting the wearable technology to use in industry or business.
Theatro is developing hands-free communication for retail workers. Imagine how this might improve something like inventory, price changes, marking items for sale. Implementing such a thing in smart glasses would be ideal.
Hipaax is working on software solutions for wearable workflows. If you’re someone who works out in the field, such as a construction manager, imagine being able to work on productivity while physically on the job. Instead of carrying a laptop with you or even a tablet, you could work on such things on a device on your wrist.
Notable is looking at developing hands-free patient record note-taking. Many who have been to the doctor recently have witnessed them carrying a tablet or laptop room to room with them documenting office visits. Those going to the hospital have seen nurses rolling a laptop on a stand into each room to update vitals and other records. Imagine how wearable tech could improve this process.
The Future of Wearable Tech in Enterprise
Just from those three examples we can already see a world where wearable tech improves industry and businesses and how they work together. Wearables in these cases could certainly lead to more efficiency and better productivity.
How do you feel about this? Can you see introducing wearables into your work? How do you think this technology could improve industry or business or enterprise as a whole? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.