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Article reports on the role of wearable devices to combat injuries

More people are wearing fitness trackers and smartwatches with sensors that transmit data through a network connection.

Now, a new trend is emerging of companies experimenting with wearable devices to help avoid injuries on the job. Trackers can allow companies to monitor and track activities, analyze motions, alert for hazards and augment capabilities, reports the National Council on Compensation Insurance. For example, employees would feel a vibration if they were lifting in an unsafe manner and could correct before suffering an injury.

The manufacturing and construction industries are the first to be experimenting with this new technology, NCCI reports. Potential obstacles include protecting the privacy of collected information, cost of devices and analyzing the data correctly.

Read the article here.


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