Enterprise applications for wearable technology are just beginning to scratch the surface in terms of applicability and use cases, according to a new white paper published by market intelligence firm Tractica. Organizations that are taking innovative approaches to utilizing wearables in their operations range from large hospitals to small clinics and from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium businesses. These companies and institutions are experimenting with devices that include fitness trackers, smart augmented reality (AR) glasses, voice-controlled headsets, wearable cameras, and body sensors. Tractica’s white paper, which is published in partnership with the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit, includes 40 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.
“Wearable technologies have touched almost every enterprise vertical market,” says research director Aditya Kaul. “Companies and institutions in multiple industries are closely evaluating how wearables can bring speed, efficiency, lower costs, and improved workflows for their operations.”
Wearable case studies featured in the white paper include trials and deployments by General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen, Bridgit, Lee Company, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, British Petroleum, Cigna, Oscar Insurance, Abseilon USA, Sullivan Solar Power, Las Vegas Air Conditioning, CitiPower and Powercor Australia, Mitsubishi Electric, Northwest Repossession Company, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Medex Ambulance Service, UC Irvine Medical Center, Stanford University Medical Center, Dignity Health, Desert Valley Medical Center, Starwood Hotels, Palladium Hotel Group, Disney Resorts, DHL, UPS, Locke Supply, Itamco, Inductive Automation, Boeing, Rio Tinto, Motion Metrics, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Tesco, The Container Store, Walgreens, and Woolworths.
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, manufacturing, mining, retail, construction, oil and gas, logistics, field services, hospitality, healthcare, medical, corporate wellness, and insurance. The devices covered include smart AR glasses, voice-controlled headsets or clip-on devices, body sensors, wearable cameras, and fitness trackers. This white paper is published in partnership with the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit, being held October 20-21, 2015 in Houston, Texas. A full copy of the white paper is available for free download on Tractica’s website.