Wearable Computers Provide Freedom of Movement, Greater Efficiency
If mobility enhances productivity, then a wearable computer means an even greater advantage. Wearable computers carried on the wrist or hip leave hands free for other tasks. Workers can handle items more efficiently without having to juggle a handheld device. A wearable computer is commonly paired with a ring scanner to a wearable barcode scanner. Multimodal use combining barcode scanning with voice-directed applications further augments warehouse productivity, which not only increases accuracy but also improves communication, as workers receive guidance on the spot. Like other enterprise-grade mobile devices, wearable computers are built to withstand rigorous work environments. They are resistant to heat, cold, humidity, and tumbles. They can be used for inventory tracking, asset management, packing and shipping, order picking, and other applications.