The warehouse and manufacturing vertical, along with field services, account for one quarter of the wearable devices shipped to enterprise end users in 2016, according to new data from ABI Research. The firm forecasts shipments to these segments will more than triple to exceed 35 million units in 2021.

“Many occupations require specialized equipment, such as scrubs for medical professionals working in urgent care or protective eyewear for engineers in manufacturing; there’s no reason why these shouldn’t be connected,” said Ryan Martin, senior analyst at ABI Research.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access