Zebra Says One-Half of Manufacturers Globally to Adopt Wearable Tech by 2022

Just when you though the momentum of wearables had reached rever-pitch, we’re hearing that the boom shows no signs of slowing.

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a market leader in mobile computers, today revealed the results of the Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analyzing the emerging trends shaping the future of industrial manufacturing.

“The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting the IIoT to enhance visibility and improve quality,” the report summary reads.

Driven by globalization, intensifying competition and rising customer demand for more options and higher quality products, a connected plant floor has become a necessity. Zebra’s survey shows the number of organizations achieving a fully connected factory is expected to rise dramatically over the next five years.

According to the stats shared, manufacturers will continue to adopt Industry 4.0 and the smart factory. Workers will use a combination of radio frequency identification (RFID), wearables, automated systems and other emerging technologies to monitor the physical processes of the plant and enable companies to make decentralized decisions. By 2022, 64 percent of manufacturers expect to be fully connected compared to just 43 percent today.

To review the study and its findings in full, click here.

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