Gartner Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020

Fig.Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020

Hype Cycle for Frontline Technologies 2020
Gartner says, “The COVID-19 crisis has led organizations to ask frontline workers to work in new ways or to perform new tasks. To optimize efficiency, organizations are investing in mobile technology, including wearable technologies, for frontline workers. These technologies transform the workflows in which these workers participate.”

In this report, Gartner reviews technologies 1 designed for mobile frontline workers. Vocera is recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Healthcare Optimized Devices category.

Healthcare Optimized Devices

Per Gartner, "Healthcare optimized devices are ruggedized, typically handheld devices that are manufactured with special plastics, anti-microbial plastics/coatings, that can be sanitized with aggressive detergents typically used in a healthcare environment."

Gartner further says, "By buying ruggedized healthcare optimized devices, healthcare organizations ensure they can sanitize the devices as frequently as needed without degrading the functionality nor look and feel of the device."

Vocera hands-free, voice-controlled devices are purpose-built for frontline workers in the harsh healthcare environment. Frontline workers wear them to communicate safely and efficiently even under the most restrictive PPE, and to help reduce the spread of infectious disease.

Learn how organizations optimize efficiency and invest in mobile technology.

Read the Report

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  • 1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Frontline Worker Technologies, 2020, 7 July 2020, Leif-Olof Wallin, Rob Smith
  • 2 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • 3 This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Vocera.
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