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

Kyle Samani

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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 communication and information transfer to $0, the old business models failed and new ones emerged that took advantage of a fundamentally new way to communicate. What About Non-Information-Based Businesses? The industries that have been disrupted are, at their core, information-based businesse... (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)

The Path to Accountable Care By @KyleSamani | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

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 reven... (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)

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)