Wearables will become a main staple for enterprises and industrial work settings by 2020, according to a report by research firm Tractica.
Smartglasses will get their start in the enterprise, and it's crucial to find appropriate use cases in order to cement their standing in the workplace, said Atheer Labs CEO Alberto Torres in a recent interview with TechRepublic.
Appian prides itself on staying at the forefront of new technology trends, which led to the development of his company's Apple Watch app, explained Appian's Malcolm Ross. Yet he's skeptical that the Apple Watch will find strong acceptance in the enterprise.
Just when you thought the smartglass competition couldn't get more interesting, Sony now allows for pre-orders of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition wearable. The wearable has a number of enterprise use cases, including on the factory floor, in the field fighting fires, and in the hospital monitoring vital signs.
When it comes to wearables, Google Glass has garnered the most media coverage and also the most ridicule.
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As more companies grapple with the challenges of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, they can perhaps gain some insight from a bunch of rocket scientists at NASA.
For many IT leaders, Google Glass may seem like just another tech fashion craze. But there are a couple of industries that definitely see its value now, with healthcare leading the way.
Two of the biggest shifts affecting industries that require on-site technicians are an aging workforce and the advent of wearables. While seemingly disparate, there is an overlap in the trends that has created some new markets and uses.
Many people and organizations have expressed privacy concerns with the public use of wearable cameras. Now, Indiana University and Dartmouth College professors are working on developing privacy settings to protect people caught unaware by those cameras.