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Wearable Technology and Health and Safety

Posted by Alicon Astbury on

Snickers Workwear has been a pioneer of innovation and development in the workwear industry since its introduction in the market. Every single aspect of their workwear and work accessories has been thought of with your health, safety, comfort and ability to work effectively in mind. Snickers is now revolutionising the workwear industry once again with their first project on wearable technology. This design is bound to revolutionise the way we look at health and safety and workwear altogether. Here is what we know so far:

Where it will go

This new technology can be worn on the body as an accessory or material. It is likely to be influenced by the fashion industry and be worn as a smartwatch or hung around the neck. However creators don’t exclude the possibility of it being sewn woven into the fabrics.

The aim

Wearable technology connects to the internet and prevents you from getting hurt. Craftsmen can benefit from this as the data can communicate a person’s need for proper knee protection or notify you when noise reaches a critical level.

Impact on productivity and satisfaction

According to research, employees that monitor their health and safety with wearables are 8.5% more productive at work and more satisfied overall.

The test

Wearables have been mounted on a pair of 6-series work trouser and have been given to 100 craftsmen across 5 countries to measure their performance and collect data such as body and external temperature, potentially harmful noise levels and knee impact.

The future of wearable tech

According to Forbes, half of the women and two thirds of the men interviewed have a piece of wearable tech and by 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices will exist worldwide!  

This new development is particularly exciting as it has the potential to revolutionise workwear and improve the health and safety of all craftsmen. Check out the Snickers Workwear website for more information on wearables!

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