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Beyond Google Glass: The wearable tech that will revolutionize business

From heads-up displays to implantable silicon, a brave new business world of innovative wearable tech is fast taking shape

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Network World

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Think wearable technology is only about porn on your glasses, silly watches, and digital pedometers for runners? Think again. Companies like SAP, Epson, IBM, Plantronics, and even Walt Disney, are bringing wearable technology to business. 

In the not-too-distant future, mechanics will see the schematics of heavy equipment they need to repair on a heads-up display, and flexible semiconductors will be implemented within the bodies of patients to broadcast data to their doctors. Office workers will connect directly with customer data via a telephone-like head set, and visitors to Disneyland will wear wristbands that double as admission tickets, hotels keys, and payment cards.

Following are real-world examples of wearable tech geared toward transforming business.

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