Enterprise adoption of wearable technology is beginning to move beyond pilot projects and technology trials and into full-scale deployments, according to a new white paper published by market intelligence firm Tractica.
Interest in wearables among enterprise decision-makers is growing stronger as the technology demonstrates the potential for solid return on investment in the form of improved operational efficiencies, increased levels of data-driven insights, and enhanced customer engagement.
Industry sectors such as healthcare and manufacturing are seeing a large amount of activity, and corporate wellness programs are growing beyond self-funded insurance providers to include small and medium enterprises that use third party insurance.
Tractica’s white paper, which is published in partnership with the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit East, includes 30 case studies of wearable trials and deployments in enterprise and industrial environments around the world, and is available for free download on the firm’s website.
“While many of the early enterprise projects featured Google Glass as the dominant wearable device, a much more varied range of devices is now being utilized,” says research director Aditya Kaul. “Such devices include a wearable exoskeleton chair, wearable cameras, smart watches, medical body sensors, mixed reality glasses, smart helmets, smart headsets, and location trackers.”
Tractica’s white paper, “Enterprise Wearable Technology Case Studies”, covers the enterprise wearable technology market, providing real-world case studies of how wearables are used in various industry verticals. The verticals covered include automotive, construction, corporate wellness and insurance, field services, the food industry, medical and healthcare, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, mining, oil, and gas, retail and marketing, and transportation, travel, and hospitality.
The devices covered include smart AR glasses, voice-controlled headsets or clip-on devices, smart watches, body sensors, wearable cameras, fitness trackers, and other devices.
Wearable case studies featured in the white paper include trials and deployments by Audi, BMW, British Airways, Daimler, Domino’s Pizza, Heal’s, Hewlett Packard, Huggies, NTT DATA, Quebec City Airport, Rio Tinto, Schipol Airport, Target, Volvo.