The user interface in this application will be critical. If an intuitive interface is developed that allows the instructions to be scaled, overlaid on the task, and easily controlled by a working individual, this could become the next killer app for repair technicians and training users.
The capability and application of wearable electronics are still unknown. Google's youtube videos have a couple interesting show cases. Whether they will become a popular apps is still to be seen. Yet, the application area as suggested by the article are very interesting and most like be applicable to a lot of areas.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.