Wearable technology is emerging as a game-changing tool for construction jobsites. One of wearable technology’s biggest benefits are their accessibility and portability. Since these devices are designed to be worn by an individual, they’re easily transported anywhere – including jobsites.
Wearable technology is making a significant impact in both productivity and safety on the jobsite. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
Smart glasses provide users with enhanced visuals and collect real-time data. Many brands of smart glasses are equipped with an internet-connected camera that can quickly send information from one location to another, offsite staff to see the jobsite the way the field workers see it. This opens up entirely new avenues for collaboration and efficiency. For example, PMs can instantly see video and receive an update on a project’s progress, while jobsite workers can get insight and feedback from remote staff on how to approach a project. From a safety perspective, real-time video can help document jobsite conditions for more streamlined inspections.