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 (ROI) 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 (MR) glasses, smart helmets, smart headsets, and location trackers.”
Wearable case studies featured in the white paper include trials and deployments by Amari Supercars, Anglo American, Audi, Bechtle, BMW, British Airways, Carolinas HealthCare System, Case Western Reserve University, Daimler, Discovery Health and Vitality, Domino’s Pizza, Epic, Heal’s, Hewlett Packard, Huggies, Hyperloop, Kazakhstan Seamless Pipe (KSP) Steel, Matrix Medical Network, Metso Corporation, MLC Limited, Nebraska Medicine, Newcrest Mining, NTT DATA Corporation, Oschner Health System, PGT Trucking, Pizza Pizza, Quebec City Airport, Rio Tinto, Schipol Airport, Scotland TranServ, Target, UnitedHealthcare, Volvo, Whistler Blackcomb, and Yale-New Haven Hospital System.
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. The white paper is published in partnership with the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit East, being held June 16-17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. A full copy of the white paper is available for free download on Tractica’s website.