In November 2015, Honeywell and Intel unveiled their proof of concept for a wearable smart device that connects workers to industrial monitoring systems.
What makes the Connected Worker so unique is that it combines multiple functions, including:
- Location monitoring.
- Activity detection.
- Non-verbal gesture tracking.
- Heart rate monitor.
- Toxic gas monitor.
The device can feed real-time data to monitoring systems, allowing for more robust hazard identification and injury prevention. It’s an innovative example of the wearable devices flooding the market, which many expect will be mainstream by 2020
And while 68% of companies say wearable devices are a priority for the company, it rarely makes sense from a strategic standpoint to jump at every new tool that becomes available.
In this post, we’ll look at how to integrate wearable devices into your EHS management program within the framework of the traditional plan-do-check-act process.