Wearables To Enhance Enterprise Workflows

Posted by Savita on September 30th, 2019

The most popular application of wearable technology is for monitoring health and fitness. However, the technology has applications beyond personal healthcare. Wearables have the potential to transform various business processes and next-gen mobile strategies. According to Gartner’s research report about 60% of organizations will use wearables to transform their business processes by 2020. 
In this article we will discuss how wearables can enhance enterprise workflows. 
  1. Remote supervision or guidance: Field workers use smart glasses to receive remote guidance from experts sitting in an office location. Smart glasses are used by workers to share the task they are performing with a manager or an expert for advice or a suggestion. Smart glasses are connected with the managers tablet or smartphone. Managers share guidance through a voice note, image or telestration which can be viewed by the field workers on their smart glasses. Smart glasses will find acceptance in utility line service, field service, maintenance service, installation, and emergency response line.  


  • Faster Resolution: Expert supervision enables workers to quickly diagnose a problem and resolve it in real-time.
  • Remote Guidance: Expert technicians can remotely guide a less trained personnel even when they are on a different location. 
  • Improved Sales: Smart glasses enable workers to demonstrate full work and live walk customers through their projects.
  • Real-Time Training: Smart glasses support on the job training of workers. Supervisors use smart glasses to provide extensive training to subordinates so that they master their skills quickly. 
  • Worker Safety: Hands-free technology keeps workers concentrated on the job to be done
  1. Hands-free Workflow: Head Mounted Display (HDM) limit the use of hands to complete a job. These wearable units are used by workers to receive step-by-step instructions on how to do a task using augmented reality overlay. HDM wearables are ideal for use of workers at warehouses, retail shops, utility work, field services, emergency responses, healthcare, transportation businesses, manufacturing, and assembly line work. 


  • Perfect for Dynamic Tasks: Enterprise wearables are adept at training workers on tasks that require several repetitive steps. 
  • Updating Workers on Quality: Workers can insert images on work completed and input speech to text voice captured data using HDM interfaces offered by warehouse management systems (WMS), CRM, ERP, and other regulatory reporting systems.  
  • Easy To Navigate: Wearables provide visual cues to On-field workers so that they accomplish their tasks quickly. 
  • Quick Access to Previous Digital Data: On-field workers can access customers previous records or data to accomplish his expectations. Workers can use wearables to perform image recognition of equipment and parts. 
  1. Training Workers: HDMs are used for creating a work related scenarios to train workers in augmented settings. Workers get access to eye tracking, voice and gesture devices or handheld interfaces to manage or control simulation. Eye tracking devices and AR helmets are transforming the way fighter pilots operate their airplanes. AR wearable has benefitted training drivers, pilots, healthcare individuals, physicians, educators, installation and assembly inspectors, emergency responders, and in-field workers. 


  • Simulated Practice Sessions: HMD wearables create simulated work environment for workers to learn a multi-step task easily. It facilitates repetitive practicing of the task in hand, eg: performing a surgery or assembling an aeroplane engine. 
  • Training for Different Project Scenarios: Wearables are used to train police inspectors for handling criminal incidents. Simulated settings created with wearables enable athletes to practice their sports virtually and pilots to handle a simulated crisis situation. 
  • Immersive Learning Using Holograms: Workers use HMD to learn about complex equipment through holograms. HDM also enables workers to interact with the hologram to open up the panels and check the internal composition of a structure and read associated data. 
  • Facilitates Remote Learning: Virtual and simulated classrooms are created with HMD wearables to train employees situated at remote locations. 
  1. Safety and Health monitoring: Wearables like smartwatches work as sensors to monitor and improve workers safety in hazardous working locations. Sensor wearable can detect heart rate, skin temperature, and respiration pattern  of workers at coal mines. Pilots, utility line workers, field service technicians, drivers and construction workers equipped with wearable devices can alert the owners about employees safety. Wearables like smartwatches, sleep detectors, wearable accelerometers, sensing devices can be used for fieldworkers to monitor their health.  
  • Real-Time Prevention of Injury: Wearable smart sensors enable businesses to timely detect workers physical condition and provide quick medical assistance in-case of an emergency. 
  • Operational Efficiency: Smart wearables generate health, safety, and injury data that can be useful for Central Statics Office.
We create intuitive apps for Android and iOS Wear devices with detailed user research. 
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  • Android wear app for wristbands and other emerging wearables like smart shoes 
  • Migrating Existing Apps to Wearables
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  • Health and Fitness Apps
Wearable technology will continue to transform entertainment, media, health, and fitness industries. Businesses are now investing in wearable payment apps, messaging wearable apps, notification apps, wearable music apps and more. Also, retail businesses can use wearable technology to enhance the customer experience. 
Are you planning to use wearable devices to improve processes and productivity? Contact our wearable app development experts at Oodles Technologies. We are a renowned wearable app development company that builds robust and feature-rich applications for enterprises across the globe. We create wearable apps for glasses, watches, fitness bands, iWatch and more. Apart from Wear app development solutions, our developers provide solutions using next-gen technologies like machine learning, ERP, mobile, and video solutions, augmented and virtual reality, big data, DevOps and cloud solutions. Contact our experts today for more details! 

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