Devices have improved our quality of life and connectivity tremendously. Wearable devices provide users with health information, work communication, and personal notifications. There is an app for every part of your daily lives, from counting calories at breakfast and tracking activity during the day to monitoring sleep at night. Wearable devices are extensions of who we are, and they improve our lives and productivity as well.
Devices that Improve Productivity
At work or home, these devices will allow you to do work more efficiently. Robert Half Technology released a study that revealed 81% of CIOs in the US believe wearable devices, watches, glasses, sensors, will be routine in businesses in the next five years. According to Entrepreneur.com, productivity increased by as much as 8.5% among workers with wearable devices, and employee satisfaction increased 3.5% as well. Employees want to work better, reduce redundancy, and not have to worry about ineffective systems. Wearable devices are the answer.
- Wearable glasses
Wearable glasses may look odd, but the technology can provide medical professionals, disaster relief organizations, and first responders with immediate information required to jump into action. Wearable glasses may provide users with critical data in at a moment’s notice, without fumbling with smartphones, tablets, charts, or large desktop computers. Think of how quickly critical care can be dispatched or delivered when a provider has complete, immediate access to medical charts, medication information, and vitals.
- Wearable sensors
Wearable sensors have proven to be most effective in production and assembly lines. Employers incorporate wearable sensors on clothing and accessories to track employee productivity and to monitor employee health. Embedded sensors are a cost-effective tool for employers and employees. Neither employer nor employee has to spend hundreds of dollars on single devices to track employee activity and motion. Embedded sensors can be incorporated into company-issued ID badges, uniform shirt collars, or anything other part of the employee uniform. Wearable sensors reduce employee privacy concerns while tracking employee health and productivity throughout the day. The data collected permits employers to make informed decisions about health plans, daily operations, and employee policies.
- Wrist wearables
Wrist wearables such as watches and fitness trackers allow employers to analyze data, monitor employee activity, and streamline order fulfillments. Employers configure wrist wearables to maximize employee productivity and access, permitting users to view data, review orders, remind employees about healthy activity, monitor employee stress, and to guide employees through miles of warehouse aisles. The goal of the wrist wearable is to improve the quantity and quality of employee work. Employees are happier when they can work more efficiently, and management can run a better business by establishing policies and systems that accommodate both the business and employee needs.