Overview of the approach, philosophy and value-added application of wearables in industry with a focus on the manufacturing environment. Discussion will include an overview of a team engagement plan highlighting the current barriers to application and sustained value creation. The discussion will spotlight the challenges with technology adoption from the user’s perspective. Understanding of current challenges allows developers and users alike to intentionally plan value added implementations today with an eye to the opportunities in the near future. Real-world examples of development and application will be shared.