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How Wearables Will Revolutionize the Workplace. Guest author Lindsey Irvine is the director of business development and strategic partnerships at Salesforce and heads up its Salesforce Wear developer platform.

How Wearables Will Revolutionize the Workplace

We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz around how wearables will continue to enhance our everyday lives. From steps and calories, to sleep and diet, wearables are starting to show their influence on our personal lives. Wearables could make it impossible to keep your hangover secret at work. We’ve all done it: the 3am night that we try to hide from the boss the next day.

Wearables could make it impossible to keep your hangover secret at work

But imagine if they already knew of your scant hours of sleep by logging onto an online dashboard of your personal biometric information. Your energy levels are rated low; your performance today will be sub-optimal. As the trend for wearables extends into the workplace and employers look to collect staff data, could this scenario become a reality? Wearable technology – smart devices worn on the body to collate real-time health information – allows us to monitor our heart rate, sleep patterns and mood indicators, as well as exercise regimes and eating habits.

The Inception Of Wearables In The Workforce. You wear it well: Engaging with consumers on wearable devices. Apple unveiled its latest update to the Apple Watch this month, introducing third-party apps that can now be downloaded in isolation from the iPhone.

You wear it well: Engaging with consumers on wearable devices

With the recent entry of key industry players like Apple into the wearables sector, the demand for these devices has risen. Top wearables across 10 key sectors. 1.

Top wearables across 10 key sectors

Finance The obvious application for wearables in finance would be stock price tickers and alerts. In fact, the industry is far more interested in the health implications of wearables. Essentia Analytics produces software for wearables to help professional investors optimise their decision-making through health improvements. Untitled. June 25, 2014 The Globe and Mail Connected glasses, watches and clothes will have to fit seamlessly into our lives to make an impact Wearable technology sounds like a cool idea, but why should we wear machines?

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Unless you’re a pilot, performance athlete or a cyborg, the most sophisticated tech you’re wearing right now is probably an ordinary watch. 10 Ways In Which Wearables Will Change Education. The Inception Of Wearables In The Workforce. 5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies - ReadWrite. Guest author Quinton Wall is the director of developer relations at Salesforce.

5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies - ReadWrite

While wearables may still be in their ramp-up stage, there’s little doubt they are here to stay. Gartner expects the wearables market will hit $10 billion by next year, while IDC anticipates 120 million devices will be shipped by 2018. We know that fitness trackers are a market success and are a considerable part of those numbers, and we have a pretty good idea that consumers will continue to use them for grabbing notifications and tracking their activities on the go.

Wearable tech: A brief history and a look into the future. 3 Barriers To Success For Wearables - ReadWrite. Guest author Andrew Hooge is an exercise physiologist, entrepreneur, software developer, author, and a product manager at mobile health-data firm Validic.

3 Barriers To Success For Wearables - ReadWrite

It’s no secret that wearable devices are poised to explode. According to data from Juniper Research, the market is expected to expand rapidly within the next few years, going from $4.5 billion by the end of 2014 to reach $53.2 billion by 2019. Wearable Technologies To Alter The Idea Of Narrative. 5 Predictions For The Future Of Wearables - ReadWrite. Guest author Andrew Hooge is an exercise physiologist, entrepreneur, software developer, author and a product manager at mobile health-data firm Validic.

5 Predictions For The Future Of Wearables - ReadWrite

Human beings have long been fascinated with the notion of people and machines becoming one. Science-fiction author Philip K. Wearable tech: A brief history and a look into the future. How wearables, Industrial Internet of Things are a boon for developers. Rapid growth in wearable computing devices, fueled by the success of the Apple Watch and coupled with a staggering number of "things" connected to wireless networks and to each other, will create fertile opportunities for application developers in the coming years.

How wearables, Industrial Internet of Things are a boon for developers

And those opportunities lie not only in the consumer realm but also in the enterprise. A timely trend A recent report from 451 Research found that 39 percent of IT decision makers in the US at companies that use or plan to use wearable technologies will deploy solutions in the next six months. Nearly 24 percent said they planned to deploy wearables in the next 12 months. There was some particularly good news in the study for smartwatch developers. That demand will create a "tremendous opportunity" for third-party developers, maintains John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Venture Capitalists Help Wearable Companies Expand Their Wares.

When you hear the term “wearable,” you probably think of wristbands, such as the Fitbit or the Apple Watch.

Venture Capitalists Help Wearable Companies Expand Their Wares

In reality, these devices represent only a small portion of an increasingly diverse sector. There are augmented reality headsets, such as the Microsoft Hololens, interactive textiles like the conductive yarn that Google’s Project Jacquard is developing for full-body monitoring, and hearing devices such as Eargo, which raised $13 million from Maveron and others in June. Google wants to turn your entire body into a keyboard. As Americans get ready to fire up the grill for the Fourth of July weekend, they might hop in their SUVs, park at the nearest big box store, roll a massive shopping cart through a wide aisle towards the meat case, compare the prices of packaged beef on display, and in the vein of Clara Peller, exclaim, “Where’s the cheap beef?” Ground beef prices have been soaring for five years. Droughts have wracked Texas, California and other cattle-producing plots of land.

Prices began spiking in earnest in late-2012. In December 2012, the price of a pound of 100% ground beef was $3.08. It jumped 10.6% that month, and by May 2015, a pound cost $4.14, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Hamburger is the new steak,” says David “Rev” Ciancio, director of marketing for New Jersey-based Schweid & Sons, which sells ground beef to Five Guys, Fatburger and other chains. IDC Predicts Wearable Device Shipments to Increase 173.3% The number of wearable devices entering the market is growing at a steady rate. In the first quarter of 2015, new vendors like Apple have also caused a surge in the growth of the wearables market. Now, a new forecast by the International Data Corporation (IDC) called the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker has shown the massive growth of the wearable devices market.

Fitness bands and smartwatches are finally catching up among consumers. Top 10 Budget Wearables 2015. Looking to track your exercise, study your sleep patterns or furnish your wrist with smartphone notifications? You are in the right place. But with smartwatches from £200 and up and Apple Watch likely to be more than that, keeping abreast of this trend could get expensive. Fortunately, a new wave of wearables is crashing over the horizon, and they are more affordable than ever. From smartwatches that are half the price of rivals to fitness trackers that cost less than a round of drinks, these are easy on the wallet, yet still stylish and fairly bristling with smart skills.

This is the Top 10 budget wearables 2015: A Life-Changing Wearable That Tells People When to Pee. The chronic loss of bladder control is a complicated problem, not least because of the social stigma attached. It’s more common among older people— according to the CDC, over half of American adults at the age of 65 and over are affected by incontinence—but it can happen to anyone, male or female, young or old. Wearables: no consensus yet on what consumers want or expect.

Wearables are hot, but why? If you have a smartwatch on your wrist right now, why did you buy it? Because it is also a fitness tracker, to politely receive alerts without having to stare at a phone, or just because it is cool? You’re not alone. And if you don’t have one yet but salivate over them, those are probably the three primary reasons you’re doing so, according to new data from ACCENT Marketing Services (AMS). But there’s a problem – there’s not really a consensus yet as to what wearables like smartwatches are for, what consumers expect them to do now, or even in the future. A Periodic Table Of Wearable Technology. MAKE MUSIC WEARABLE: THE INTERNET OF MUSIC THINGS - Conferences & Concerts 2015 - my.midem.com. Event Date Monday 8 June 2015 Event Theme Music Tech Event Type Panel 08 Jun 2015, 10:30 - 11:30. Wearables and electric vehicles may get boost from boron-infused graphene. The Apple Watch's Future Is Bright—And You Can See It In Android Data - ReadWrite.

Center for the Future of Museums: Peering at the Future of Wearable Tech at AAM 2015. Seventy-seven percent of organizations believe wearables can increase employee productivity. While there may be immediate benefits to wearables with hands-free notifications and health monitoring, Samsung says that the consumer-targeted hardware could also deliver benefits to businesses that adopt them.

Intel Shuffles Ex-Palm Exec And Wearables Chief Mike Bell Off The Table - ReadWrite. When large companies reorganize, it usually means the top brass wants to scale back on certain areas. Speaker Profile: Expert Yobie Benjamin, On The Biggest Challenges For Wearables - ReadWrite. Wearable World Congress, ReadWrite's signature annual conference in San Francisco on May 19-20, will feature the key players who are shaping wearable technology and the Internet of Things.

Wearable technology, meet Mini. New App Lets You Control Your Porsche From Your Apple Watch. Forget fumbling for your keys. You can now lock your Porsche from an app on your Apple Watch. The Apple smartwatch now has a special application that allows Porsche owners to connect to their car remotely through the Porsche Car Connect functions. The automaker already offers Porsche Car Connect as a smartphone app, but now its functions are even more accessible on your wrist. With the Porsche Connect app, Apple Watch users can check whether their car's doors or windows are closed, and can lock the car remotely. First Look: Apple Watch Apps & Stats. Apple Watch: supply chain strain is the new norm. Microsoft Health and Band Updates Bring New Cycling App Integrations, Insights and Features. Apple Watch could be company's 'most profitable product ever' Can wearable technology glasses ease public speaking?

Get ready for wearables. Roundup: The First Reviews of the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch: Half Computer, Half Jewelry, Mostly Magical. The Wearable Technology Show. British military given high-tech vests, augmented reality helmets and wearable chargers. Glove from Imogen Heap Will Change the Way You Make Music. Adventures in wearable computing. 10 Wearables Every Executive Should Have. 10 Wearables Every Executive Should Have.

m2mnow. Uk.businessinsider. The future of industrial IoT might be wearables. 'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip' - The Local. The real cyborgs - in-depth feature about people merging with machines. 'Wearable Eyes' Make You Appear Friendly, Social Even When You're Not. Hitachi Created A Wearable Device That Measures Happiness. Health Wearables: The Sherlock Holmes Effect. Groundbreaking contact lenses give wearers superhero vision. Health features for Apple Watch dramatically scaled back after repeated failures, report says. What to look for in wearable technology - Health & Wellbeing. Evolving Millennial Connections Using Wearables. What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained.

NAVIGATE — We:eX - Wearable Experiments. Wearable World. The Future Of Face Hacking. Wearable Tech Landscape 2015: Top Influencers and Brands. Will 2015 be the year of wearable technology? How the German national soccer team used wearable technology to win the World Cup. OMsignal’s biometric shirt gets smarter with a trainer program. New invisibility cloak could help surgeons, drivers.