ProGlove, a Munich-based industrial wearable company and former speaker and exhibitor of the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference and past winner of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup, unveiled its MARK 2 wearable glove to a U.S. audience at this year’s 2019 ProMat in Chicago this April.
Mark 2 is a state-of-the-art handsfree barcode scanner. Unlike its predecessor, MARK 2 can be connected to other devices such as tablets, smartwatches or wearable terminals via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Additionally, the module offers an extended scan range of up to 5 feet and includes a battery that holds up to a 15-hour charge. This makes it an ideal choice for picking, palletizing or working at packing stations. Because of the adjustable feedback options including acoustic signals, vibration and LEDs on the back of the hand – users no longer have to constantly check process steps on a control monitor.
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Barcode scanning plays an important role in many industries. Workers use scanning technology to confirm work orders or process documents. However, traditional mobile scanners are heavy, clunky and are often lost or quickly damaged. The smart wearables from ProGlove address these problems and ensure greater efficiency, ergonomics, quality and process reliability, says a press release.
“Our product connects the worker to the IIoT and is enabling industrial workers and management teams around the world to close the digital chain,” said ProGlove CEO Andreas König. “We have just started to scratch the surface on the capabilities of this technology and the companies it can positively impact. Above all, we’re putting humans at the center of our technology and strengthening their role in an era of increased automation.”
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Charlie Grieco, Vice President of Sales at ProGlove and the person in charge of overseeing the company’s North American sales activities, said:
“ProGlove is an American story made in Germany. It began with the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge, and I think we can add many American chapters to that plot because ProGlove’s technology is all about hyper-efficiency, unparalleled quality, and the connected human worker. These will be the precise ingredients North American businesses need to gain and maintain a competitive edge in the Industry 4.0 era.”