Germany has always been a place for industrial invention and innovation, reflected by the creation of the concept of “Industrie 4.0” by the German Government.

Last week saw Europe’s leading technologists involved in the digitalization of industry bought together at Hannover Messe to showcase their answers to the key question faced by industrial enterprises everywhere: How can I best get my company into shape for the digital future?

One of the key innovations showcases was enterprise wearable tech, designed for workplace scenarios. Here are some of the more interesting products (and some of the software behind them) that were on display.

Fraunhofer’s wearables for order picking

Fraunhofer IIS utilizes magnetic field localization to support order picking. This is done by placing a coil around a shelf. The system uses a second coil placed in a wearable to help visualize the information for the picker. The system uses a second coil placed in a wearable to identify which compartment the employee is reaching into.

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