The Future of Wearables & Wireless Charging in the Workplace

March 10th, 2016

Google Glass may have not made the splash it was hoping for with consumers, but it’s no secret that wearables are on their way to transforming the way we work. After all, wearables for enterprise was one of the major topics at MWC2016!

It should come as no surprise as to why. Wearables have so much potential to transform the workplace because they can provide a real-time, hands free way to function within the industry. For example, imagine how easily workers can utilize smart glasses for hands-free access to daily information or meetings, or employees can use data collected on smartwatches to let their bosses know about important stats involving their work. Warehouse managers can even use this real-time performance data to make better decisions involving supply-chain management operations and distribution.


Here are just a few of the ways that enterprise wearables are already changing our work environment:


Companies like FedEx and UPS have already started using smart glasses, gloves, and rings to scan packages. These radio-frequency enabled devices can quickly analyze data regarding your packages, such as pickup, sorting, and delivery, enabling the worker to move more efficiently.


Wearables & Wireless Charging in the Workplace

UPS’s smart scanning technology. Image credit: UPS website


Wearables are becoming more widely adopted in global defense, and this trend is only gaining momentum. That’s one of the factors that led army manufacturing companies such as Elbit to develop smart head-mounted display systems for military and commercial aviation. One of these such devices, Elbit’s Skylens, is an innovative head-mounted display that offers augmented reality vision to pilots, without having to rely on instrumentation for low-visibility or harsh weather conditions.


Wearables & Wireless Charging in the Workplace

Elbit’s ‘Skylens’


Wearables will be playing a major role in the safety of industries with high-risk factors, including oil and gas. These devices can collect and deliver data from the field, such as analyzing risk factors of certain sites and improve communication between workers and staff. For example, wearables can provide a worker on an oil rig key data regarding maps, step-by-step instructions on how to fix problems, and deliver remote support. And all of this can be done hands-free!


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In a world where everything is connected, one of the most important factors is ensuring that enterprise wearable are constantly working in order to use them productively. That requires constant power sources for ALL wearables and electronic devices for everyone in your office….and that’s a LOT of cords. Essentially, the charging experience is becoming a definite burden on users, as the current charging methods are just too complicated and will not meet those requirements. This means that instead of having to plug-in your smart glasses, you can simply just drop them in a drawer and…voila! It’s wireless charging.

Humavox’s tiny wireless charging receiver can integrate into the smallest of devices, allowing easy implementation for wearables in nearly any type of work environment, all while providing a comfortable charging solution for users! With our ETERNA wireless charging platform, the need for a USB port is eliminated altogether,