Sensing technology, currently being used in the health care field, may soon make its way to construction sites for the purpose of improving safety and health while decreasing injuries and illnesses.
Wearable sensing technology provides workers with a smaller, more efficient method of transmitting data without having to carry around larger monitoring devices or stop altogether.
Similar in size to a wristband (or a Fitbit), wearables track stress levels, risk perception, physical demands as well as heart rate and temperature.
Discounts on insurance could also be available if companies can show they have been actively in activities designed to reduce workplace injuries and accidents.
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