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Widespread Use of Workplace Wearables a Way Off, NCCI Says

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 701 | 0 | 16 min read

Although a growing number of companies are piloting wearable devices for improving worker safety, a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance describes wearable technology as still in its infancy. Wearable devices use sensors to collect information that’s transmitted through a network connection such as cellular or Wi-Fi, said Laura Kersey, NCCI’s division executive for regulatory and legislative analysis, and author of the report. Employers are taking a closer look at wearables as a way to improve workplace safety by analyzing motions, following activities&nb...

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