Wearables and The Construction Industry Part 2
As far as new technology goes, wearables have become highly desirable items. Products such as the smartwatches are fast becoming a part of how people stay fit. New wearable technology devices, including smart glasses and clothing are being developed daily.
The construction industry is no stranger to the wave of wearable technology as it too has seen a wave of new products. From hats to vests to bracelets, wearables are providing a safer, more efficient environment for construction workers.
To highlight the advances that are being made in this area, our Miami construction litigation attorneys are providing this two-part guide. To learn more about wearable technology, visit part one of this series.
Wearables to Watch
Here are a few wearables that are coming to construction sites in Miami and across the United States in the near future:
Tools called exo-wearables can be used to lift heavy items such as pneumatic hammers. One of the leaders in this technology is a company called Ekso Bionics. These suits use counterweights to make lifting items easier. Their hope is to lessen the physical toll construction places on individuals.
Smart Hard Hats
Wearable technology is elevating the use of the hardhat well beyond head protection. The Daqri Smart Helmet can superimpose 3D renderings on images. It features cameras and sensors and can create a model of a job site that teams can share to detect issues and collaborate on solutions.
Smart glasses put the functionality of a smart phone into an eyeglass frame. These glasses can run a variety of apps, including construction software. Smart glasses can capture images and information on-site and send it to teams for collaboration.
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