Enterprise Wearable Technology Case Studies

40 Profiles of Wearable Applications in Automotive, Construction, Corporate Wellness and Insurance, Field Services, Medical and Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, and Retail

White Paper Details

Pages: 33
Tables, Charts, Figures: 8
Release Date: 3Q 2015


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The enterprise applications for wearable technology have only scratched the surface in terms of applicability and use cases. Wearable technologies have touched almost every enterprise vertical market, including automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and medical, logistics, field services, retail, construction, and many more. Although the enterprise wearables market is smaller than the consumer market, the variety, breadth, and scope of how wearable technology can bring speed, efficiency, lower costs, and improved workflows for businesses suggests that a tremendous growth opportunity exists. The companies that are using wearable technology range from large hospitals to small clinics and from top-tier Fortune 500 companies to small- and medium-sized businesses that are trying to experiment with a brand new computing platform in wearables and find their own efficiencies. The wearable devices also range from fitness trackers and smart augmented reality (AR) glasses to voice-controlled headsets and wearable cameras, as well as sensors on the body that track movement or monitor air quality.

Within this white paper, Tractica aims to present a diverse range of case studies for enterprise wearables, segmented by vertical market, that gives 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 sees the market for enterprise wearable devices, which includes industrial and healthcare wearables, as growing from $21 million in 2013 to $9.2 billion by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 138%.

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, 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.

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 early 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. General Motors
      2. BMW
      3. Volkswagen
    2. Construction
      1. Bridgit
      2. Lee Company
      3. Rogers-O’Brien Construction
    3. Corporate Wellness and Insurance
      1. British Petroleum
      2. Cigna
      3. Oscar Insurance
    4. Field Services
      1. Abseilon USA
      2. Sullivan Solar Power
      3. Las Vegas Air Conditioning
      4. CitiPower and Powercor Australia
      5. Mitsubishi Electric
      6. Northwest Repossession Company
    5. Medical and Healthcare
      1. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      2. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
      3. Medex Ambulance Service
      4. UC Irvine Medical Center
      5. Stanford University Medical Center
      6. Dignity Health
      7. Desert Valley Medical Center
    6. Hospitality
      1. Starwood Hotels
      2. Palladium Hotel Group
      3. Disney Resorts
    7. Logistics
      1. DHL
      2. UPS
      3. Locke Supply
    8. Manufacturing
      1. Itamco
      2. Inductive Automation
      3. Boeing
    9. Mining
      1. Rio Tinto
      2. Motion Metrics
    10. Oil and Gas
      1. Schlumberger
      2. Baker Hughes
      3. Marathon Petroleum Corporation
    11. Retail
      1. Tesco
      2. The Container Store
      3. Walgreens
      4. Woolworths
  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

List of Charts and Figures

  • Gesture Control for Construction Worker Application
  • Live Video Feed Enabled by Field Service Technicians
  • Physician’s Use of Google Glass Replacing Paperwork Distractions
  • Smart VIB Bracelet Used for Hospitality Guest Interactions
  • Disney’s MagicBand Experience
  • Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses for Warehouse Applications
  • Voice-Controlled Wearable Solution for Warehouse Picking
  • Theatro Voice-Based Wearable for Retail Applications