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Wearable Technology in the Workplace

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Megan Fyffe

on 18 March 2015

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Alex Weaver
Wearable Technology and

By: Sarah Rocko, Dana Wilson, Alex Weaver, Annam Rizwan, Gina Hunt, Megan Fyffe
Prevent injuries and warns of any hazardous activities
Place sensors coupled with a wearable device to measure hand-sanitation policy
Sense presence of toxic gases or flammable chemicals
Notify retail workers of any clean-ups in an aisle
Improves Workplace Safety
Increases Employee Productivity
Facilitate hands-free work by:
Allowing workers to view or receive instructions
Evaluate performance
Implement additional training sessions
Provide an update on patient’s vital signs
Capture video footage of operations to use as teaching tool
Provides Better Health in the Workplace
Deliver health advice to thousands of people not informed by the health gadget revolution
Provide personal health headlines
Benefits to Employers
Benefits to Employees
Improves Health and Safety
Reward Health Programs
Fatigue sensors
Increases Productivity and Efficiency
Increases productivity by 8.5%
Ability to get job done faster and more accurately
Example: Construction Workers
Increases Employee Satisfaction
Increases satisfaction by 3.5%
Job is made easier making employees happier
Helps with Career Development
1 in 3 have experienced career development due to technology
Trusted with more work due to getting it done faster
Moved to a higher position after proving they can handle more work
Data Protection and Concerns
Who & Why?
Workplace activity
L/H Insurance Premiums
Personal life privacy
Tracking capabilities
Recent Examples
About Kronos Incorporated
Workplace solutions management company
Megan and Sarah use at work
Kronos employees are rewarded for utilizing wearable technology
"Wearables at Work"
Survey conducted in September 2014
Responses from workers in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Great Britain (G.B.), and the United States
Main finding: workers are ready to embrace wearables at the workplace (73% overall polled)
United States:
Step your game up!
Adults who believe wearables could benefit the workplace:
Mexico 96%, China 94%, India 91%, Germany 72%, Australia & France 69%, Great Britain 66%
United States
Workers who currently wear technology at home:
China 73%, India 72%, Mexico 70%, Germany 40%, Australia 30%, Great Britain 27%, France 22%
United States
Very Interesting...
"A whopping 82 percent of adults in India and Mexico, and 81 percent in China, have ever worn technologies such as headsets, smart badges, and barcode scanners for work-related activities"
20 percent in United States... :/
Top 3 reasons employees cited that would make them more likely to wear technology at work were (in order):
Efficiency, work/life balance, company-paid devices
However, there
2nd largest health insurance company
Affected 80 million customers and employees
Still searching for perpetrator
Malicious software was uploaded
No data was stolen
Who & Why?
Preventative Measures

Recent Examples
Cyber Thieves
Data Sold
Identity Stolen
Criminals record habits
Disgruntled employee
Relatively New
Newer software security
Liability issues
Easily Lost
Biometric Conformation
Selective data access
Preventative Measures
Risk Solutions Specialist at AON Risk Services
New York City, New York

Previous Employer:
New York Life Insurance

Life Insurance
Retirement Planning
Disability Insurance
Term Life Insurance

Risk Management and Insurance B.S. at the University of Georgia

How it Works
Wearable technology includes electronics that can be worn on the body as an accessory.
Helps the user track information related to both health and fitness.
One of its main features includes its ability to connect to the Internet. This makes it easier for the data to be exchanged between a network and the device itself.
Type of Devices
Some of the common devices include Blue tooth headsets, smart watches and web-enabled glasses.
Recent Trend
Recently there has been a trend for wearable technology used in workplace. Businesses are using this to increase productivity by promoting motivational standards Some businesses are also using it to determine the intensity of employees' workouts.
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