Enterprise Wearable Technology Case Studies

30 Profiles of Wearable Applications in Automotive, Corporate Wellness and Insurance, Field Services, Food, Medical and Healthcare, Logistics and Distribution, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil, and Gas, Retail and Marketing, and Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality

White Paper Details

Pages: 32
Tables, Charts, Figures: 11
Release Date: 2Q 2016


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Enterprise adoption of wearable technology is beginning to move beyond pilot projects and technology trials and into full-scale deployments.  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.  While many projects in 2015 featured Google Glass as the dominant wearable device being used within the enterprise, a much more varied range of devices is now being utilized, including a wearable exoskeleton chair, wearable cameras, smart watches, medical body sensors, mixed reality (MR) glasses, smart helmets, smart headsets, and location trackers.  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.

Within this white paper, Tractica aims to present a diverse range of case studies for enterprise wearables, classified by vertical market, to provide a flavor for the level of enterprise wearable activity that is currently taking place and the opportunities that it is creating for the future. Overall, Tractica forecasts that the market for enterprise wearable devices, which includes industrial and healthcare wearables, will grow from $267 million in 2015 to $31 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 121%.

This Tractica white paper 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.  This white paper is published in partnership with the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit East, being held June 16-17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What are the key application areas and vertical markets for enterprise wearables?
  • Which wearable device categories are aligning with specific use cases and business models?
  • What are some of the key business problems being addressed by the use of wearables?
  • What are some of the success stories from trials and deployments of enterprise wearables?
  • How are the most innovative companies in the enterprise wearables sector measuring success?
  • What are some of the key challenges enterprises have faced in deploying wearables?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Wearable device manufacturers
  • Semiconductor and component companies
  • Wearable application developers
  • Mobile network operators
  • Enterprise users of wearables
  • Systems integrators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Case Studies
    1.  Automotive
      1. Audi, Daimler, and BMW
      2. Volvo
      3. Daimler
    2.  Construction
      1. Scotland TranServ
    3. Corporate Wellness and Insurance
      1. Target
      2. UnitedHealthcare
      3. Discovery Health and Vitality
      4. MLC Limited
    4. Field Services
      1. NTT DATA Corporation
      2. Metso Corporation
      3. Hewlett Packard
    5. Food Industry
      1. Pizza Pizza and Domino’s Pizza
    6. Medical and Healthcare
      1. Epic and Nebraska Medicine
      2. Carolinas HealthCare System
      3. Oschner Health System
      4. Yale-New Haven Hospital System
      5. Case Western Reserve University
      6. Matrix Medical Network
    7. Logistics and Distribution
      1. Bechtle
    8.  Manufacturing
      1. Kazakhstan Seamless Pipe (KSP) Steel
      2. Hyperloop
    9. Mining, Oil, and Gas
      1. Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Newcrest Mining
    10. Retail and Marketing
      1.  Huggies
      2. Amari Supercars
      3. Heal’s
    11. Transportation, Travel, and Hospitality
      1. British Airways
      2. PGT Trucking
      3. Schipol Airport
      4. Quebec City Airport
      5. Whistler Blackcomb
  3. Company Directory
  4. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Table of Charts and Figures
  7. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes
  8. Additional Reading
  9. Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit East

List of Charts and Figures

  • Noonee Chairless Chair
  • Volvo HoloLens Pilot
  • HAVWEAR Wearable Band Solution
  • HP MyRoom Virtual Assist Using Google Glass
  • Pizza Pizza Apple Watch Application
  • Carolinas HealthCare – MyCarolinas Tracker App
  • HoloLens and Case Western Reserve University Medical Education Application
  • DAQRI Hyperloop Pilot Using Smart Helmets
  • Huggies Wearable Camera Promotion
  • Amari Supercars Using GoInStore Smart Glasses Solution for Omnichannel Retail
  • Schipol Airport Google Glass Pilot