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Industry takes advantage of wearable tech

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|13 March 2017|

Augmented reality and smart glasses might be on the brink of becoming mainstream technologies for consumers worldwide but heavy industry is already hooked.

Upskill is a leader in enterprise wearable technologies. Smart glasses running on its Skylight platform are being used by some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, and GE.

Used on wearable devices, the Skylight platform enables organizations to connect their hands-on workforce with the people, processes, information and equipment they need to do their jobs with greater efficiency.

“Our Skylight platform on wearable devices enhances human skills, augmenting workers’ capabilities and allowing them to perform their job functions faster and more accurately than ever before. We strive to enable every industrial hands-on worker to be empowered and connected to drive value from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite, and our new name better reflects that,” Brian Ballard, co-founder and CEO of Upskill said.

“This is an exciting time when the data-rich world of the Industrial Internet is driving profound changes to manufacturing,” said Paul Boris, vice president, manufacturing industries, GE Digital. “We are seeing the intersection of hardware, software and data in a way that we never have before. Wearable technology is a part of the revolution that is disrupting how industrial organizations like GE operate by providing access to information directly to front-line workers, helping optimize factories and the supply chain to drive speed, cost savings, quality and improved overall outcomes.”



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