We’ve gone from computers, to tablets, from corded phones, to mobiles and plenty of other advancements between! Technology has become more refined and advanced as years have gone by and now we’ve been struck by the latest developments: wearable technology. While wearable fitness tech has been around for a while, the new Apple watch has sparked a revolutionary change in the uses of wearable technology. It is therefore unsurprising that this new use of technology has entered the workplace. Here’s the latest reasons businesses are adopting wearable technology.
Wearable technology is most advantageous to those working flexitime and out of office. Instead of sitting down and manually checking emails or constantly checking your phone for reminders, you can receive a simple notification with a glance at your wrist. Simultaneously, wasting time trying to figure out which password you’re using this time is no longer an issue as wearable technology assists you automatically. It’s mobile technology at its finest.
Those fitness trackers can also be used about the workplace too. Most recently, industries such as mining and construction are using chest sensors for human performance monitoring. That means companies are gathering data from employees heart rates, stress levels, skin temperatures and more to make sure they are safe and well in their place of work. This isn’t just for physical working environments either. Wearable technology such as this is also creeping into offices to assess the pressures of this working environment too.
It turns out that when wearable technology is monitoring an employee’s output, productivity is increased. This is mainly because it gives employers an insight to employees’ individual strengths and weaknesses. If weaknesses are identified they can be managed. As a result: a happier and more productive workforce.