Technology is becoming an indispensable part of all kinds of industries. Organisations are constantly seeking new ways to improve systems and practices for increased productivity and lower costs, and they want this tech to be convenient and seamlessly integrated. Wearable technology like smart glasses is a growing area of interest for this reason.
Apart from personal and recreational use, smart glasses can be equipped with various applications such as photo or video-taking capabilities or augmented reality features that companies are looking to take advantage of. As such, the demand is ever-growing; ReportLinker’s report on the smart glasses market notes that it will grow by a rate of 9.50% from 2018 to 2028. Interaction with this tech can be essentially hands-free through eye-tracking and voice commands, making it easier to interact with tech when working. Here’s how smart glasses are impacting industries:
Tech has been revolutionising the medical and healthcare landscape, and more institutions are utilising various tech solutions to streamline procedures and practices. Our “Modern Medical Miracles – How Tech Is Changing Our Health And Healthcare Options” post highlights how augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are becoming integrated into medical practices, with practitioners using this tech to illuminate the intricacies of the human body to aid in precise and accurate procedures. Smart glasses allow AR and VR tech to be more efficient and easy to use in the field so professionals and patients can enjoy a seamless experience.
Smart glasses are also being used to reduce waiting times at hospitals. Staff at Basildon Hospital use smart glasses to share live video and audio with industry experts when doing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) heart procedures. The glasses allow experts to supervise multiple procedures simultaneously in different locations. More independence for medical staff enables quicker treatment since experts don’t need to be present in the hospital.
Marketing and content creation
Social media has evolved from a means to communicate and connect with others to a huge landscape and industry for work. Brands are harnessing its power for marketing, and people are making a living off of content creation on social media platforms. Smart glasses present a new and exciting opportunity to revolutionise the way people use social media, whether for casual or professional use.
Smart glasses are changing the way people interact with social media. Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses are equipped with cutting-edge technology that can be used for social media marketing and content creation. Wearers can take photos and videos or live stream and connect their posts to Meta’s social media platforms. Ray-Ban’s iconic sunglasses designs make them look like regular shades, allowing for a discreet and stylish appearance. In an age where authenticity is valued in marketing and content creation, professionals in this industry can use smart glasses to capitalise on this growing trend.
The manufacturing industry is always seeking new ways to innovate and streamline procedures for smoother operations and customer satisfaction. Food manufacturing is no exception to this trend. Some factories are exploring the use of smart glasses to improve training, detect employee errors and equipment deviations, and boost operational efficiency.
Though AR tech and smart glasses have yet to reach widespread adoption in food manufacturing, some are seeing benefits from their use. Smart glasses from EyeSucceed have helped food companies minimise revenue losses due to machine downtimes and reduce maintenance costs by 75%. Voice and eye-controlled AR applications on the glasses are aiding in spotting machinery issues and employee errors, allowing for increased productivity and efficiency and enhanced food safety. The smart glasses can also help with employee training by providing instructions to assist in the onboarding process.
Smart glasses are still fairly new technology, but many are already seeing the value and benefit of using them across various industries. It may take some time for widespread adoption, but the opportunities are endless, thanks to ever-advancing technology.