|Image of the ZYPAD wrist wearable computer from Arcom Control Systems (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
We just read the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH's) Science Blog regarding "The Future of Wearable Technology in the Workplace". Wearable technology includes things like Fitbit, Jawbone, and things like Google glass or Microsoft's just announced HoloLens. The potential to use wearable technology in the workplace to provide occupational safety and health information at the moment would be really useful. Though the potential for distracted workers and some workers having health issues using the technology should give pause in rolling it out too quickly. Considering all the new technology we've been keeping up with, we are very interested in seeing where wearable technology brings the occupational safety and health field. Maybe some accidents could be prevented with the wearable technology.