I recently posted a blog titled How Disruptive Mobile Technologies Drive Business Innovation that included a TechEd Live interview with SAP Mobile Executives and SAP Mobile Partner Accenture. In this blog and interview the discussion was focused on balancing current investments the enable employees to perform their functions and consumers to interact with a brand with new, innovative yet disruptive technologies.
An example of new, innovative yet disruptive technologies are wearables. A recent Juniper Study found that wearble technology is projected to be adopted and used by masses by 2013. And interestingly, Gartner’s VP Carolina Milanesi agreed that for wearables to be successful, developers need to add to the user expeprience by complementing and enhancing what other devices already offer at the right price.(The Times of India).
To dig deeper into the future potential of wearables I interviewed Pascal Lessard, Product Owner, SAP about SAP Augmented Reality solutions that include wearables, specifically smart glasses. In a 4 minute interview we discussed how SAP is integrating its solutions with wearable technologies such as smart glasses to bridge the gap between legacy infrastructures and systems to new innovative mobile solutions with augmented reality.
For the developers out there that are interested to learn what technologies are included in this demo, here is a summary:
1) Backend Connection: SAP Extended Warehouse Management
2) Mobile App Architecture: OData Mobile App run via SAP Mobile Platform
3) UI/UX: Google Glass Interface – voice interaction
4) Mobile Device and Wearables: Android Mobile Apps runs on Google Glasses and Zuzix Glasses.
What do you think? Could your organization adopt this system or create their own mobile experience that includes wearable technology?