Enabling the “wearable worker,” with enterprise software solutions for smart glasses

Kyle Samani

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This post was originally featured on HIT Consultant. Healthcare providers continue to assume increasing amounts of risk in care delivery. This has major implications, not just for providers and patients, but also vendors in IT, diagnostics, therapeutics and devices. If providers assume risk, why shouldn't their vendors? We're already seeing this to some extent in emerging health IT companies. Most health IT innovation discussions revolve around driving value through population health, big data analytics and patient engagement. But many of these startups fail to any generate revenue until they prove the value of their solution through improved outcomes or reduced costs. Life sciences companies, on the other hand, still generate all of their revenue in a fee for service (FFS)-like model. The more implants implanted, the more arteries unblocked and the more pills prescr... (more)

Watches Are for Consumers, Glasses Are for the Enterprise By @KyleSamani | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

From watches to socks, shirts to wristbands, glasses to rings, wearables promise all kinds of features to make our lives better. Thus, everyone seems to be building new wearables or software to run on them. The hottest sectors for wearables currently are twofold: wristbands such as FitBit, Jawbone, Basis, Microsoft Band, Android Wear devices, and the Apple Watch (collectively dubbed "Smartwatches" for the rest of this post) and smart eyewear such as Google Glass, Meta, Vuzix, and more (henceforth "smart glasses"). Smartwatches are primarily being adopted by consumers, and smart... (more)

Smart Glasses - The Internet's Portal By @KyleSamani | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Smart Glasses Will be the Internet's Portal to the Physical, Hands-On World The Internet has been the most democratizing technology of all time. It has enabled knowledge, ideas, culture and expertise to be transferred between people and places more quickly than ever before. We've seen entire industries disrupted by the Internet including newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, libraries, travel agents, music, taxis, hotels, the Yellow Pages and more. All of these industries were predicated on controlling proprietary information flows. When the Internet brought the marginal cost of ... (more)

Glasses Are for the Enterprise By @KyleSamani | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Watches Are for Consumers, Glasses Are for the Enterprise From watches to socks, shirts to wristbands, glasses to rings, wearables promise all kinds of features to make our lives better. Thus, everyone seems to be building new wearables or software to run on them. The hottest sectors for wearables currently are twofold: wristbands such as FitBit, Jawbone, Basis, Microsoft Band, Android Wear devices, and the Apple Watch (collectively dubbed "Smartwatches" for the rest of this post) and smart eyewear such as Google Glass, Meta, Vuzix, and more (henceforth "smart glasses"). Smart... (more)

Technology Hype Lifecycle: Google Glass By @KyleSamani | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Technology Hype Lifecycle: Google Glass Edition Recent announcements from Google about the future of Glass naturally ignited an explosion of commentary in the tech media. For those of us in the Glass at Work world, the news that Glass has "graduated" from Google[x] into a true business unit headed by Tony Fadell is very promising. Yet many outlets' coverage focused on the end of the Glass Explorer program for consumers, characterizing it as the final death knell for the technology. So why the disconnect? Historically, Glass has fallen victim to the technology hype lifecycle, a... (more)