"A Fortune 500 CEO once said that when he had to choose between two candidates with similar qualifications, he gave the position to the candidate with the better handshake."

ShakeForce uses a Samsung Galaxy Gear Android Wear device to measure the strength of a client hand shake and records that information within Salesforce.com.

Usage flow:

  1. User enables ShakeForce on their smartwatch
  2. Shakes hands with client contact
  3. Handshake strength is displayed on the Android Smartphone along with a graphical display. Display is in HSFU (Handshake Force Units)
  4. ShakeForce logs the handshake to the Notes of the client contact on Salesforce.com

Potential applications:

  • Wearables aren't just about fitness -- they can give us interesting new metrics.
  • Gamification -- how many hands did you shake at the networking event?
  • Metrics -- do firmer handshakes result in better deals?

Quote Reference: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/07/19/why-your-handshake-matters-and-how-to-get-it-right/

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