The use of wearable computing and communications systems worldwide is expected to grow 22% in 2006 and 2007, predicts Venture Development Corp. (Natick, Mass.), a market research firm. Wearable systems usage is concentrated in warehouse and transportation/distribution market segments. These devices allow users to keep their hands free for picking and placing, inventory tracking, and cross-docking. The most successful wearable systems suppliers have recognized the unique need for hands-free solutions that can be highly customized for each user.
Source: Venture Development Corp.