SAP and Vizux: Heads-up data delivery
Who says wearable technology is only for the digerati? Not SAP Vice President Paul Boril. The German software giant is teaming up with Vuzix, a developer of connected eyewear, to bring wearable technology to industry.
A forklift driver will soon don glasses connected to a smartphone on her belt that can access data from a server that is then displayed in front of her eyes. The glasses guide workers to products on their pick lists; once at the shelf, workers can scan the barcode to make sure they have the correct item and confirm that it has been picked. Boril says that energy companies, railways, and hospitals are also interested in this heads-up approach to delivering data.