Wearable technology has the capacity to transform the way workers in the industrial sector operate and interact with their environment. There are multiple examples where the application of these types of devices has had a definite impact over the last few years:
- Hands-free: wearable technology, such as smart glasses, enable hands-free working in industrial environments. Workers can use these devices to access information or receive instructions and support without having to stop their work or operate a mobile device, which can improve efficiency and safety.
- Training and support: these devices can be used to provide training and support to workers. For example, smartwatches allow for step-by-step instructions or aids to guide workers through complex tasks, as well as reporting worker performance in real time.
- Inventory and logistics management: wearables enable real-time inventory and logistics tracking, as workers can use these devices to scan products or shipments, update inventory records, or receive notifications about inventory levels or delivery schedules.
- Occupational health and safety: other devices such as wristbands can monitor the health and safety of workers by collecting data on their vital signs, movements and environmental conditions. This information can be used to detect potential hazards, alert workers to take safety precautions, or trigger alarms in case of an emergency.
Overall, wearable technology can improve the safety, efficiency and productivity of industrial workers, while offering new opportunities for innovation and automation.
Wearable technology to achieve the Connected Employee paradigm
We must not forget that these devices do not work on their own, but will always need an application or technological solution to function. Companies like Zerintia Technologies
facilitate the integration of employees with the rest of the IT-OT
systems that surround them, allowing them to perform their work in an efficient, safe and assisted way. In this way, the paradigm of the Connected Employee is achieved thanks to wearable technology.
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