REALWEAR resources library
Three whitepapers in Realwear's online resources section include "Factory of the future" and how connected workers will define it; "Accelerate productivity and generate ROI with the wearable computers" and the role of augmented reality; and "Power and value of training and knowledge transfer using wearable computers" in order to bridge the skills gap.
Three of many TEDx Talks
There are multiple TEDx talks about mobile workers and wearable computing, but three of the most useful appear to be "How wearable technology will change our lives' by Gonzalo Tudela of Vandrico; "History tells us we need wearable technology heroes" by Dan Eisenhardt of Intel's new devices group; and "The future of wearables" by Lee Shupp of Spark Design.
Microsoft on mobility
This 11-page whitepaper, "Transform manufacturing with a mobile workforce" from Microsoft Services, lays out many of the economic and technical trends surrounding mobility, and how it can enable manufacturing with the help of cloud-computing services. It also includes case studies from Jabil, Rolls-Royce and Thyssen Krupp.
Edge, cloud combined
A 17-minute podcast, "Industrial-strength wearables combine with collaboration cloud to bring expertise to intelligent-edge work tasks," is hosted by Dana Gardner, principal analyst, Interarbor Solutions, and includes guests John Thurgood and Jan Josephson of RealWear, who describe how wearable devices are making it possible for workers to access and interact with the best intelligence.
Mobile workforce paper
The five-page whitepaper, "Mobile workforce automation" by Mark Davis, EMEA industry marketing manager, Honeywell, covers many of the basic methods and advantages of using mobility tools in the process industries, such as immediate communications, more timely data, added reliability, ease of use and improved imaging.
IBM on IoT involvement
This 49-page whitepaper, "Leveraging wearables and IoT to disrupt, transform, and unlock value" by IBM Market & Development Insights, includes enterprise models, use cases, implementation barriers, and predictions about wearables and IoT in the enterprise.
Wearables enhance staff
An online article, "Workforce superpowers" by David Schatsky and Navya Kumar of Deloitte Insights, shows how many different types of mobile, wearable and other assistive technologies can help.
Oracle on history, future
These two 20-page whitepapers, "The future of field service and the connected mobile workforce" and "JD Edwards EnterpriseOne wearable technology" from Oracle, cover the history of mobile connectivity and extrapolate its future.
Best practices in two parts
The two-part Control cover article, "Mobile process automation monitoring and control evolves," reports on the mobility best practices of several end users and system integtrators, and finds that mobile monitoring, automation and control means freedom and flexibility, but it also unlocks imagination and innovation.