This ZDNet story
technically has only one wearable in health–the Evena Medical Eyes-On Glasses
which help medical staff find that vein (left) and is being trialled at Stanford University Medical Center. The other four profiled are being used in businesses as wide-ranging as engineering, restaurants, retail stores and manufacturing, but they are being used in the ‘here and now’: Abeseilon
work-stream video; Google Glass
for reviewing/recording work, training and coaching; the Theatro Wearable Computer
‘targeted’ messager; and, somewhat Big Brother-ish, the Hitachi Business Microscope
, an RFID-like device the size of an ID card that captures employee interactions and collaborations. A savvy HIT developer or implementer could, as has been done with Glass, find different uses for the other three in hospitals, home care or practices.
And you’ll be surprised what made TechRepublic’s list of wearables’ 10 biggest flops. (Already!)