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Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2018

Published: 05 November 2018

ID: G00364679

Analyst(s): Bryan Taylor , Rob Smith


Frontline workers’ daily activities and workflows tend to be time- and task-centric, requiring different solutions than for knowledge workers. I&O leaders responsible for mobility for frontline workers should assess the technologies in this Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Perspiration Analysis Patch
    • Worker Engagement Platforms
    • Exoskeleton
    • Galvanic Skin Response Devices
    • Remote Expert Guidance Solutions
    • Smart Footwear
    • Enterprise Wearable Device Management
    • Smart Rings
    • Smart Badges
  • At the Peak
    • Workplace Analytics
    • Smart Workspace
    • Collaborative Work Management
    • SaaS Content Services
    • Workstream Collaboration
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Smart Garments
    • Drowsiness Detection
    • Employee Recognition and Reward Systems
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Device Endpoint Security for Frontline
    • Ring Scanner
    • Unified Endpoint Management
    • Mixed Reality
    • Augmented Reality
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Rapid Mobile App Development Tools
    • Smartwatches
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud Office
    • Wristbands
    • Gamification
    • Personal Tracker
    • Content Collaboration Platforms
    • Lone Worker Protection
    • Chrome Devices
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Ultramini PCs
    • Speech Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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