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05 Jul Why Wearables are Ideal for Enterprises and Mobile Workers

  Could it be that the enterprise might turn out to be one of the biggest market opportunities for standalone wearable smartphones? While there are skeptics who claim the enterprise will not embrace wearable technology and that wearables are ‘tricky’ for enterprises because the technology is new, there are others who see its strategic advantages. We believe wearable standalone smartphones will empower people and improve enterprise operations. In 2015, Robert Half Technology researched how CIOs felt about the use of wearables in the enterprise and discovered that 4 out of 5 CIOs think wearable technology will become standard in the workplace. Companies like ours are designing new wearable products and technologies that will replace handheld phones and Internet-connected devices. It is impractical to wear single- and dual-use devices and “smartwatches” that are dependent on a handheld smartphone for most functionality to even work. Smartwatch displays are also tiny, and a screen the size of a user’s thumb is not easy to share or manipulate. The future is a standalone wearable smartphone that frees users entirely from handheld phones, watches, and scores of wrist-based monitors.  This is the technology that will enable workers to be far more productive: Biometrics will enable companies to customize everything from file management and file access to document encryption as well as keyless entry customized and secure access to funds, payments and salaries for each employee/partner (without having to setup expensive security systems) Organizations can push strategic intelligence to employees making decisions in the field so they can deliver top-notch customer service Your hand and fingers are the ultimate natural interface. The technology enables multipoint control of virtual objects in any computing environment or heads-up display A 3D mapping and interfacing system that turns your hands and fingers into a 3D mouse and controller can entirely eliminate the conventional mouse A projection interface can be boundless, not limited to a square screen or flat surface and able to customize to each user’s hand and fingers, continuously adjusting to fit moving surfaces of all shapes and sizes The enterprise needs a completely new form factor for wearable smartphones if they are to deliver the functionality and ease of use that a business professional requires. By enabling multi-point control of any 2D or 3D interface, eyeHand wearable computing technology delivers the new mobile command center. When the user’s hand and fingers become the console and controller, a standalone wearable smartphone can become the key to an enterprise’s world....

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06 Apr Why Biometrics are here to stay: (Hint, it’s because you become the key to your world.)

Biometric identification is technology that either identifies you or authenticates your identity. You can be identified by matching your picture against a database of imagery or you can be authenticated when an image has been accessed from a specific device. When you unlock a computer, a phone or an application, you are authenticated to confirm a match. This is most often done with a finger print. Integrating a biometric key and wallet into a standalone wearable smartphone means that people are entirely free from passwords, keys and credit cards. When Apple first launched the user-friendly biometric identification on the iPhone in 2013, it was novel and new.  Now that people are more comfortable with a home button fingerprint sensor that authenticates the user and unlocks a phone, more companies are introducing biometrics into their products. Such as: MasterCard is investigating using your heartbeat to verify purchases Google is going to confirm you are you with speech patterns You can use the CLEARlane to go through security at the airport by tapping your finger According to Acuity Market Intelligence report, there have been over 200 biometric smartphones introduced since 2013 and the data suggests that there are at least 600 million biometric smartphones being used around the world. Even more exciting is the fact that Acuity projects a huge uptick in annual revenues for the carriers who offer biometric capabilities.  The research estimates that the global mobile market revenues from over 4.8 Billion biometric enabled smartphones will reach $6.2 B by 2020. "Biometrics are a natural fit for the smart mobile devices we literally hold onto nearly every waking hour. The explosion in the use of smart devices over the past five years, along with anticipated growth over the next five -- especially in developing economies where sub $100 smartphones have begun to alter the mobile landscape -- will bring biometrics into the daily lives of half the global population. By 2020, 100% of smart mobile devices will include embedded biometric sensors as a standard feature" C. Maxine Most Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence - See more at: With a biometric key and wallet, people can effortlessly lock and unlock doors, avoid security lines and make payments instantly and securely.  In fact, multi-layered and continuous biometric user (wearer) identification provides an extremely high level of security.  eyeHand biometrics will revolutionize consumer and enterprise security....

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06 Apr Connected Health and Safety: The Wearable Smartwatch as a Lifeline

In an emergency, few people are going to think about grabbing their cell phone and opening an app to get help. For a wearable device to really be a lifeline, it needs to autonomously text or call family, friends, doctors or emergency services with real-time location and health data providing potentially life-saving information in an emergency.  We know that continuously monitoring your vital signs can recognize an abnormal heartbeat, temperature, seizure or fall. It has been proven that connected health delivers clear benefits. Doctors can remotely monitor a patient’s health status outside of office hours with bio-sensing wearables.  In fact, this is proving to be very helpful in supporting older adults that want to age in place. With the advancements in sensors and software and the innovations in wearables, your smartwatch can become more than a monitoring device --- it can be your lifeline. Think of a wearable smartphone as a medical assistant capable of continuously monitoring a wearer's health and in case of an emergency autonomously contacting a medical professional or emergency responder with real-time medical and location data and instructions without user input. A wearable with advanced sensors is extremely valuable when it can provide wearer verification, safety and security. In 2015, 39.5 million U.S. adults 18 and over used wearable devices, including smartwatches and fitness trackers — an increase of 57.7 percent over 2014, according to eMarketer. Sadly, today’s wearable market is filled with accessories, including health and fitness monitors that are dependent on handheld smartphones for most functionality including networking, applications, and interfacing.  It is time to eliminate the need for handheld phones to get the most out of a wearable. “There is demand for a more sophisticated class of activity tracker that supports GPS and heart rate monitoring while also being a little more rugged and waterproof. And while we see the simpler fitness trackers potentially hitting a wall, these advanced devices will continue to drive adoption,” said Eddie Hold, vice president, Connected Intelligence. eyeCam’s focus is to deliver products and services with the appropriate set of features that uniquely address how humans interface with mobile technology. For example, eyeHand’s sensor hub and 3D interface projected onto the hand frees users entirely from handheld phones. Your hand and fingers become your display, touchscreen, gesture interface, and command center.    ...

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06 Apr The Wearable Smartphone: The future of smartphones and wearable devices

  If recent history is any indication for what the smartphone will look and be like in the near future, then we can expect radical changes and dramatically different ways that we will interface with this technology. Today wearables are mostly smartphone companion devices that connect with Bluetooth. That invisible cord will probably be cut soon. New products are constantly emerging that continue to revolutionize the smartwatch, smartphone, and wearable computing industry. In fact, in January 2016, Apple announced it is doing away with wired headphones jack altogether and going with Bluetooth earbuds. Soon enough you will have a smartphone on your wrist with independent cellular connectivity: the wearable smartphone. This will be your health and fitness monitor, media player, 3D mouse and controller, and biometric key and wallet. You will be able to make a call, effortlessly lock and unlock doors, avoid security lines and make payments instantly and securely all from your wrist. Wearable projection interfacing (mapping a display onto any surface) and heads-up displays (smartphone glasses that enable us to augment our reality and senses) allow your hands and fingers to be your touchscreen display eliminating the need to carry a pocket PC. Ben Arnold, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Consumer Electronics, The NPD Group, said “Manufacturers continue to partner with designers to increase the appeal of the products, and there is a product for every type of consumer—from the most active athlete to the mom who just wants to remember when to pick up her kids from soccer practice—on the market.”[1] eyeCam is developing eyeHand a wearable smartphone with a projection interface that turns your hand and fingers into a touchscreen display, 3D mouse, and controller. If this is what the future looks like, what will it look like in 5 or 10 years? We can’t wait to see. [1]

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