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Comp Carrier Partnerships Raising Profile of Wearable Devices

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 836 | 0 | 23 min read

As a growing number of workplace wearable devices enter the market, some technology companies may be getting a boost in recognition through partnerships with workers’ comp insurance carriers. A recent example is the partnership announced last month between insurer AF Group and MakuSafe, a provider of armbands worn by workers to monitor their surroundings. The MakuSafe device tracks environmental conditions including light, noise, temperature and air quality, as well as motions such as slips or falls. One of MakuSafe’s investors is workers’ comp carrier EMC Insurance. In add...

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