Gartner Research

Best Practices to Augment Employees With Wearable Technologies

Published: 13 September 2017

ID: G00317260

Analyst(s): Rob Smith


Organizations know that wearable technologies deliver value, but are unclear on how, and, as a result, they often deploy them with incomplete planning. This research helps infrastructure and operations leaders overcome common deployment challenges and optimize employees' use of wearable technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Use Cases for Which Wearable Technology Benefits the Organization
  • Secure Buy-In From Necessary Constituencies
  • Minimize Disruption to Existing Processes, and Reduce Exposure to Market Volatility
  • Integrate Wearable Technology Into Existing Workflows, and Plan for Potential Failures

Case Studies

  • A European Automotive Manufacturer Uses HMDs and RFID Armbands to Perform Quality Checks During Manufacturing
  • A North American International Airport Uses Smartwatches to Improve Cleanliness

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