User experience design (UXD) has been making enormous strides in the past couple of years in terms of improving consumer accessibility to products and services. One arena where UXD is making a splash is in wearable technology with products that enhance the mobility of everyday technology.
Access to a world of information away from your standard laptop or tablet without having to constantly be checking your phone is making our modern world more efficient. This wearable technology, however, is still in the initial stages of global acceptance. From smart watches, smart glasses, smart shirts, smart socks, wristbands, and more, wearables are intended for functions that may seem basic but which are a vast leap into the future.
Industries can apply this technology to learn more about their consumers. For example, insurance companies can tap into clients’ physical data to calculate risks and even lower the price of premiums. Smartwatches, on the other hand, can enhance business operations by allowing consumers to have rapid access to mails and messages, meeting alerts, weather information and travel tickets.
Custom apps can also relay important business information, such as brand updates on social media, which presents a new way for business to reach potential customers. Wearables will be vitally important in the healthcare field as doctors begin to monitor symptoms in patients with chronic diseases. The Economist reports that the use of smartglasses to locate stock in warehouses is one of the many future applications of wearables, including monitoring employee safety in mining and oil firms or improving check-in service at airports.
In the end, businesses stand to gain the most from wearable technology by aiding consumers who use their products. Companies like AAJ Technologies, which has almost two decades of experience in application development and systems integration, is at the forefront of facilitating tools that build and manage the apps that optimize business services and applications.