The simple wearables to track fitness activities are common ground nowadays. In fact shares of leading companies in this area are going down at the moment. Maybe the market is satisfied, or maybe we don’t believe in fitness trackers any more?
I speak for myself that my fitness tracker goes almost unnoticed and works quite well. At work I get notifications when sitting still for too long a time and not making enough steps during the day. In that sense it keeps me fit in a very basic way. Expanding this with coaching can create happy employees in the end. This makes wearables at work a valuable IoT solution to implement.
Keep in mind that privacy can be an issue here, but also look at the possibilities of tracking and tracing people in hazardous environments. A fire brigade can really profit from advanced wearable technology in combination with some smart dashboards.
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About Tom Van de Ven
Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.
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