Both hands of a worker / employee are needed on the go to conduct a physical task but this task requires or at least benefits from some digital information to be conducted efficiently and effectively.
Wearable Computing is often the only possibility to visually present digital information on the go while still having both hands free for a physical task.
Digital information and system interaction is frequently needed by the worker / employee to conduct a physical task efficiently and effectively.
Wearable Computing is the most unobtrusive way to have digital information always available and seamlessly integrated into the physical work processes.
Workers and / or employees on the go frequently have to document what they did to be compliant with company or regulatory rules and regulations either by text, photos, video, voice recording, or other sensor data.
With wearable computing, documentation is always just one command away instead of having to physically prepare and set up something.
The interpretation and tracking of real world objects or automatic identification of what a person is doing with these objects helps to increase efficiency and effectiveness of a certain task.
Wearable Computing technology such as smart glasses or special purpose sensors provide object recognition features, e.g. barcode / QR code scan on the go.
Seeing exactly what a person onsite sees and / or providing visual feedback to that scene helps a remote expert to provide the onsite person with the necessary information what to do.
With smart glasses having a camera exactly where the eyes are is no longer a dream and in fact often the only possibility to achieve this.
Merging and superimposing real world objects with digital information (augmented reality) increases efficiency and / or effectiveness of a task.
With see-through smart glasses displaying information right in front of a person’s eyes makes “real” see-through augmented reality possible - other mobile devices only allow for “video” augmented reality.