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Wearables to Become Significant Addition in the Future Workplace

Hanna Wilson, HR tech Outlook | Tuesday, December 08, 2020

One of the key indicators of many infectious diseases, including Covid-19, is a rise in body temperature. Here, wearables can be useful as it can help keep track of any changes in people’s vital signs in order to identify and isolate employees who are unwell. This can help prevent the entire workforce from becoming ill.

Fremont, CA: Today, maintaining the six feet distance has become a part of the “new normal.” People are wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and avoiding touching surfaces as much as possible to prevent coronavirus transmission. The pandemic is expected to change the way workplaces looked before. One-way systems, Perspex screens, hand sanitizing stations, and ‘bubbles’ have already been introduced to the workplace. The next big transformation in the workplace is going to be wearable devices.

Let us look at how wearables will change the future workplace:

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With many medium to large workplaces that accommodate hundreds to thousands of employees, it is the next to impossible task to keep all touchpoints on doors and barriers clean. Nevertheless, companies need to control access to ensure safety and security. While electronic passes have already been there for a long time, using wearables can allow people to keep moving, eliminating the need to touch surfaces as well as reducing the spread of viruses.

More advanced possibilities can be ordering a lift in advance from a smartphone to help ensure a smooth flow of traffic in busy buildings, replacing long queues with bookable slots, and more.

One of the key indicators of many infectious diseases, including Covid-19, is a rise in body temperature. Here, wearables can be useful as it can help keep track of any changes in people’s vital signs in order to identify and isolate employees who are unwell. This can help prevent the entire workforce from becoming ill.

Safety Awareness

By getting insights into their business operations in real-time, wearables also enable employers to make smarter decisions as well as take a more proactive approach to improve the safety of their employees. Wearable devices can be customized and configured as per employees’ exact requirements and specifications. They can also be enhanced with touch response capabilities that employers can utilize to inform workers if they are operating in an unsafe manner or environment.

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