Verdantix: Demand Surges For Connected Worker And AR Solutions Due To The COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for connected worker solutions according to new studies from independent research firm Verdantix. Faced with new risks to manage, firms have turned to connected worker solutions which enhance COVID-19 workplace track-and-trace initiatives and enable remote assistance with augmented reality (AR) technology. Year-on-year growth rates for connected worker solutions now range from 30% to 200%.
"When we surveyed 102 buyers of industrial wearables in 2019 only 6% planned to increase spending by 10% or more" commented Hugo Fuller, Verdantix analyst. "COVID-19 has transformed this picture. Demand has soared for connected worker solutions which enhance corporate track-and-trace systems and also for AR solutions which minimize the need for technical experts to travel to industrial sites. Last year many execs viewed AR as sci-fi kit. Now they're bowled over by productivity improvements and reduced travel bills."
The connected worker solutions market is on a strong growth trajectory. Innovators like Corvex Safety, Gensuite and Guardhat are competing with large suppliers like 3M, Honeywell (News - Alert), Industrial Scientific and SAP. With a wide range of proven use cases, the time is right for buyers to launch a connected worker project. Learn more on the Verdantix webinar: "Exploring The Complex Landscape Of Connected Worker Solutions".