Wearable technology (also known as wearables) has much promise for helping drive greater health, safety, and productivity in the workplace. A variety of industries, including the construction, warehouse, and manufacturing sectors, are exploring these solutions, from fitness trackers to “smart” clothing and accessories with embedded sensors, to enhance operations.
In fact, the global market for enterprise wearables—including smart watches, smart glasses, hearables, and exoskeletons—is expected to grow 41 percent annually to exceed US$60 billion in 2022, according to a report by Deloitte.
Safety applications for wearable technology include:
To get the most out of wearable technology, businesses should consider these steps: