Wearable Technology Trend in Indonesia

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November 28, 2017
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Combining the intelligence of your smart-watch and your personal data can bring more value to your daily life and business, recently we held a discussion talk about “Digital Life: Improve Your Wellness with Wearable Technology and Big Data”. This event invited the experts in wearable technology from different fields, like Rian Krisna – Sport and Technology Enthusiast, Diandra Yulius – Project Manager from Mantis Team Maker (The Ultimate Winner Sci-Fi Hackathon Data for Life 2016), and Satya Andika – Operations Research Engineer from PT Pama Persada.

Wearables devices is a piece of technology that is worn by the human being and designed to take data that could be useful for the user personal interest or even an industry.  Today, the wearables are often used for health or fitness monitor, even for the industrial site to improve work safety and increase work efficiency.

Main Keys of Wearable Device: User Comfort and Big Data

Wearable Technologies is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT), but most people think the wearable device is a smartwatch only, but the fact is more than that. The wearable device is anything that senses the Wearer and the Wearer environment, and these technologies are incorporated into items of clothing and accessories which can comfortably be worn on the body. Some of the examples of a wearable device are smart glass, action camera, and smart bracelet.

“Wearable Technology isn’t just about capturing data or sensing its user, but it can also sense its environment. What important is, a wearable device must be comfortable to wear and in its design, must incorporate with a customer-centric design.” Said Diandra Yulius, Project Manager from Mantis Team Maker.

In general, wearable electronic systems consist of smart sensors, wearable materials, actuators, power supplies, wireless communication modules and links, control and processing units, an interface for the user, software, and advanced algorithms for extracting data and making decisions.

Data provided from the wearable device meets the 5V’s criteria of Big Data that consists of Volume (size/massive quantity), Velocity (high speed), Variety (types of data given), Veracity (uncertainty of data), and Value (have a high impact).

Smart sensors can be classified into individual sensors that measure only one signal and multiplexed sensors that measure two or more signals plus the wireless systems which can be classified into Bluetooth, NFC, and resonance antenna systems.

According to Diandra, the market for wearables in Indonesia will make a total revenue of $34,1M and has the market penetration of 1% in Indonesian electronic market in 2017. In this case is referred to those users who are tended to have a high purchasing power, due to the price of wearables are expensive in Indonesia.

Wearables Device Trend in Indonesia

Rian Krisna, Ambassador of three famous sports and technology admits that his interest in wearables started when he watches Nike Advertisement on YouTube Channel Casey Neistat in 2012.

 

The three categories of Indonesian Market as pictured above is very aware of the usage of the wearable device to have accurate information about their activity to improve themselves, especially their health.

In Indonesia, the most trending devices of wearables are wristband, earbuds, and smartwatch that have the function to calculate the user steps every day, monitoring heart rate, and provide notifications on the wearables screen that can reduce the usage of smartphones.

However, there are challenges from using wearable device for Indonesian people;

  1. 40% of people are lazy to charge their wearable devices,
  2. 29% of them have accuracy issues with data provided,
  3. 26% doesn’t feel comfortable using them, and
  4. The type of wearables that don’t provide an insight or interesting information on determining daily activities.

“For me and few of my friends that love to do sport expect something out of wearable devices. First and foremost is the accuracy. Second is the comfort, and third is the efficient battery because we use wearables for most of the time and it has to be comfortable to use, not troublesome and able to give an accurate information.” Said Rian Krisna.

Implementing Wearable Technology in Mining Industry

The mine site is a type of high-risk environment that might be caused death or heavy injuries. Some of the reasons to implement wearables in industrial sectors, especially mining industry are the dynamical flows which create the condition to make a fast decision making based on data accuracy and the rapid change management to support the working efficiency.

“We are currently having a collaboration with Dattabot on adapting wearables in the mining industry to improve work safety and efficiency.” Satya Andika said as Operations Research Engineer on PT Pama Persada, one of the leading Mining Service in Indonesia.

Overseeing through the mining work environment that have very vast mining operation around 50-2000 Ha, large numbers of human resources over 800 of field officers in 24-working hours has encouraged PT Pama Persada to implement Big Data from Internet-of-things, preferably on wearable device to integrate the real-time data, create a data analytics for the better decision making.

Industrial Internet and Big Data enables to ensure safety, efficiency, and improve the welfare of their working environment. Dattabot is strongly supporting the advancement of technology that improves the quality of human life, as well as believe that by empowering Big Data could improve the effectivity and efficiency for private or business. This is the main reason for our Technology Solution from Dattabot to give the best service to the players of technological innovation.

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