10 Hot Products at DEMO Enterprise

Google Glass competitors, medical devices, retail apps, 3D printing lead the way.

The DEMO Enterprise conference kicks off in San Francisco today, giving business-focused entrepreneurs and startups a stage to introduce themselves to the world. Here are 10 innovative products that are likely to turn some heads.

A Google Glass competitor for the enterprise

Although Google was the first to introduce modern high-tech eyewear, the enterprise market for the technology remains wide open. XOne, by XOEye Technologies, targets enterprise settings where employees are often busy with their hands but need access to constant information. With a rugged design to accommodate workers who experience rough conditions, the XOne could capitalize on the hype Google Glass has created in the consumer markets.

Connecting healthcare specialists with Google Glass

The healthcare market is already embracing Google Glass, with physicians already wearing the device during appointments. At DEMO, Remedy will introduce its Glass app, called Beam, which uses Glass to connect physicians with specialists remotely, including while face-to-face with a patient who needs access to additional expertise.

Using smartphones for operational intelligence

With almost all employees showing up to work with smartphones in their pocket, it only makes sense for businesses to use consumerization to their advantage. BlueFlock.com leverages employees' smartphones to aggregate operational data, including logging hours worked, enabling collaboration, and scanning QR codes to keep track of company assets.

The high-tech stethoscope

As medical devices become more connected and technologically advanced, the stethoscope has largely remained the same. Eko Devices is changing that with its stethoscope, which sends a digital recreation of the sounds it captures to a smartphone app, where physicians can store or share the recorded data with others. The doctor wearing the stethoscope is no longer the only one who can listen to it.

Keeping track of medical devices

The growing number of high-tech, high-cost devices in the medical world is making it more important for healthcare facilities to keep track of their assets. MDDTrack issues unique URLs and QR codes to each device so healthcare facilities can log information on the status or condition of each device by scanning the code.

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An indoor mapping app

Indoor Atlas is a mobile app that detects magnetic fields to pinpoint users’ locations and provide directions within large buildings. Anyone who’s tried looking for an unusual item in a department store knows how valuable this kind of app can be in the retail space.

‘PayPal for business’

A service called Apruve takes an interesting approach to handling business expenses, removing the credit card process and enabling employees to bill their purchases to their employers or clients using just an email address. The service does charge a fee for every payment received, but given the time and resources it frees up by eliminating the traditional credit card and expense report process, some companies may think it’s worth it.

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Streaming 3D printing designs

Even with all the attention it’s gotten, 3D printing is still in its early stages. As a result, access to 3D designs is still a bit confusing. Authentise is an API for streaming design files directly to 3D printers, eliminating the need to procure files directly from the source. This approach intends to facilitate the 3D printing business model, making it easier for providers to sell their files while also protecting intellectual property.

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Professional network for photographers, videographers

Blink takes a location-based approach to create a useful network within the fluid nature of the world of photographers and videographers. Users tag their locations and post their recent work to the app, where potential employers can browse and find artists to hire.

Harnessing education data for teachers

The education market stands to benefit from big data as much as any other market, but as many companies have found, data is only as valuable as the tools that manage it. Learnmetrics aggregates data on student performance, provides a platform for teachers to integrate the data into their lesson plans, and provides a mobile app to make use of the data in the classroom.