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Wearables in Construction: 4 Notable Value-Additions
Wearable technology is making a significant splash in the construction industry by presenting opportunities to improve safety, efficiencies, and enhance the quality of life for construction workers.
FREMONT, CA: Wearables are no longer just a fashion. These devices today can do way more than count steps and track health vitals. In particular, wearables in construction pose an enormous potential for improving efficiency and conditions on job sites. See how.
• Enhanced Safety
One significant benefit of wearable technology in construction is safety improvements. Wearable devices are usually worn on a worker’s waist belt, allowing for constant connection with site supervisors. If an unpleasant event occurs, wearable technology can help save workers’ lives through slip and fall detection. The GPS technology integrated with wearable can alert supervisors about the worker’s exact location.
• Streamlined Data Collection
Manual headcounts and safety checks in the construction industry are prone to error and are extremely time-consuming. Using wearable technology can streamline this manual process by gi
ving construction supervisors a more accurate set of data to manage supervising duties. Wearable’s ability for instant data collection allows the supervisors to streamline work and spent their time working on other areas that demand their attention. The result is more efficient project management and enhanced safety on job sites.
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• Attracting Millennial
It is no secret that the construction industry’s skilled workforce is dwindling. The best way to fix this problem is through technology. Young talents have grown up with technology and wish to see it being used in the workplace. If the construction industry wants to attract fresh talents, wearable technology can be a significant force multiplier. By implementing the latest forms of technology, including wearables, the industry can show that it is as innovative as any other industry.
• Efficient Communication
Wearable technology gives construction workers the ability to communicate in real-time. It keeps supervisors connected to their team members at all times and ensures that everyone is kept in the loop. With this, work progress can be shared effectively, ultimately resulting in efficient project management.
If construction firms want to stay relevant, they must invest in innovative tools such as wearable technology. These tools will allow firms to attract new workers and will make life easier for everyone on the site. So, now is the time for this technology adoption.