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Wearable Tech Lends An Extra Hand

Jordan Anderson 05/29/2014 @ 11:20am Digital Content Editor for Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture.com

Sometimes we need an extra hand (or two) out on the farm or in the field. Dealing with clients or trying to fix a mechanical issue on the phone takes away yet another limb. In the next few years, this will no longer be an issue. 

“Wearable technology is a new class of emerging technologies typically fall in the class of smartglasses or smartwatches.  These devices allow for hands-free operation, and enable you to wirelessly link to your existing smartphone or tablet,” says Bruce Rasa, CEO and Founder of TekWear, LLC. “Hands-free operation of a smartphone or tablet is the main area of interest we hear from farmers. For example, if someone is in a crop field, or they are working on machinery, they can take a photo or video and share it hands free.  Imagine if you can contact an expert and they can ‘see what I see.’” 

Wearable computers are a tool that can be used within the next year in many facets of agriculture. 

Bruce will have some devices (including Google Glass) at each Tools of the Future Tour dates for you to see, touch, and interact with and decide if wearable technologies are right for your operation in the future. Where else do you get to try technology out with an expert by your side?

Be sure to attend the Tools of the Future Tour nearest you to talk with Bruce and other ag experts from across the country! To register and see all of the topics covered, go to http://agriculture.com/toolsofthefuture.

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