Recon Instruments is the developer of high-tech eyewear for sports enthusiasts, providing a heads-up display while athletes are biking or tackling all manner of alpine sports. Now, with a partnership between Recon and SAP (News - Alert) SE, the embedded technology will soon come to display information related to enterprises through SAP SE mobile apps.
According to Recon's latest announcement, its Jet smart eyewear will allow workers in manufacturing, field service, and utilities to get a quick look at necessary business information within their own heads-up displays. They will not have to divert their attention or their eyes from their current tasks because of the flexibility of the Recon glasses and software.
It is that flexibility on which Recon CEO Dan Eisenhardt commented in his company's news release. “Including integration support for SAP AR mobile apps in our Jet smart eyewear platform demonstrates the scalability of our platform in industrial markets,” Eisenhardt said.
He further commented that one of the goals of the Recon company is to break beyond the barrier of sports. There are many markets that can benefit from information displays built in to eyewear. With SAP SE, manufacturing and utilities could be just the beginning.
Josh Waddell, the vice president of the Mobile Innovation Center at SAP SE, left his own reflection about the future of wearables in his recent blog post, “Playing to Win in Wearables.”
“Where will [smart eyewear] make the biggest impact?” he asked. “Will they transform cycling? Or, is it more likely that they’ll give field service and warehouse technicians an unfair advantage?”
In order to find out the question to that answer, SAP SE is helping to push forward at least the latter side of the equation. While Recon continues to develop its eyewear for sports enthusiasts, SAP SE will provide assistance and knowledge, via its own developers and existing software, to help expand the world of work. With GPS, Bluetooth, a high-definition camera, and a host of sensors at their disposal, the world of work could go very far.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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