Electronic conglomerate, Samsung, recently launched several wearable technological applications designed to monitor and protect employees in a variety of industries from construction to healthcare. Some of these emerging technologies serve safety functions outside of the office as well. By merging existing smartwatch technology with virtual reality and GPS systems, Samsung found new ways to help people maintain their health and safety on and off the job.
Protecting Solo Workers
SoloProtect uses Samsung’s smartwatch technology to track employees who work alone in the field. Home healthcare workers, real estate agents, and salespeople are ideal SoloProtect users. Those who travel alone from one location to another during the day or week can update employers with their GPS location. SoloProtect also allows workers to send a red alert emergency notification to an off-site Emergency Dispatch Center who then renders assistance or contacts authorities.
Guarding Against Fatigue
Many industries require grueling physical labor and long hours from employees. Ability Wearables is designed to manage worker fatigue. Ability Wearables uses the Samsung Fit2 and Gear S3 to track GPS and biometric information about the user. When physical signs of fatigue are present, workers can be removed from duty to rest and recover. Fatigued workers operating heavy and dangerous machinery risk dangerous and fatal workplace accidents.
Reemo is a product that utilizes smart technology to monitor the user. Reemo offers continuous health and wellness data about the wearer, including their heart rate, daily step tracking, and sleep pattern information. This technology is a non-invasive way to keep caregivers and family members connected to their patients and loved ones. Reemo is ideal for seniors who are physically vulnerable, but still desire to live independently.
According to the research company, Berg Insight, the wearable market is growing at a rate of 22 percent every year. Around 96.5 million wearables were sold in 2016, roughly 20 million more than the year before. Smart glasses, trackers, clothing, and watches are among the most popular applications for this technology. When it comes to keeping users safe at home and on the job, the possibilities of wearable safety technology are virtually endless.
Cherry Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Fight for Injured WorkersWearable safety technology is a promising development in the effort to keep America’s workers safe from workplace illness and injury. Until every worker has access to these devices, they are still vulnerable to job-related hazards, such as fatigue, heat illness, and repetitive motion injuries. Cherry Hill Workers’ Compensation lawyers at DiTomaso Law have successfully represented hundreds of New Jersey’s injured workers, securing the benefits they need to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Call 856-414-0010 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our office is in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and we serve clients throughout South Jersey.