The market of wearables is increasing the scope of its operations tremendously. There has been a significant rise in the sale of wearable devices over the last few years.
According to a Statista report, by 2019, the total revenue generated from sales of wearable devices is projected to reach $33.78 billion. While it seems that the world of retail will likely benefit most from these developments, wearable tech is also set to have a major impact on other industries as well. With advances in healthcare, education, law enforcement, and manufacturing, wearable technology is making people more productive, while also keeping them safer by limiting and reducing danger.
The health and wellness niche has seen a lot of mobile app development, especially with wearables that allow users to personalize their journey to fitness and health.
In the world of professional healthcare, speak and determine the difference between successfully treating a patient or not.
Wearables are currently being used in hospitals to allow doctors nurses and other healthcare professionals to remotely keep track of patient conditions and thereby, including blood sugar levels, body temperature, artery, blood pressure, and these devices also allow for added efficiency in gathering overall health data.
Health data collection apps such as the University Health Network’s BANT app give doctors and nurses a far more comprehensive you of the overall health picture of their patients, which enables them to customize far more precise care plans.
Wearable tech is also being and committed in the education industry, where the natural interactivity of the media provides greater opportunity for engagement from students, which creates an atmosphere of immersive and differentiated learning.
Using an Oculus Rift to provide virtual field trips, or the Go Pro to allow hands-free filming, students are able to maximize the time they spend learning. Meanwhile the Google Glass can be used by teachers to better organize assignments and schedules.
Law enforcement has always benefited from cutting-edge technology, but smart devices give an even newer resource in the field of computer aided dispatch. Wearables granted access to critical information allowing the quick review of incoming information. Making the device with which officers accesses information hands-free maximizes situational awareness, which of course maximizes officer safety and protection.
In manufacturing, wearables and the workers can offer a far more complete view of safety and awareness, allowing for greater injury prevention on the job. Smart devices such as wristbands or headwear can provide workers with up-to-date environmental information and provide alerts in real time should machine malfunction or surfaces be unsafe. Wearable technology in manufacturing can improve overall situational awareness of all workers, allowing them an extra set of eyes when dealing with dangerous equipment.
Devices such as the Pebble 2, the Fitbit Flex, and others are demonstrating that wearable technology is not just restricted to the retail industry and can be applied to many other fields, keeping workers safe and allowing them to better accomplish their jobs.