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Productivity-Monitoring Wearable Devices

This Wearable Business Device Keeps Employees on Task

— February 11, 2014 — Tech
A business device that can accurately monitor the efficiency of employees is a CEO's dream device. The Hitachi Business microscope by Hitachi will record a variety of factors when it comes to employees and relay the information.

The human factor in companies is the most varied and wildly inconsistent factor in businesses. One day, morale could be great, other days, productivity can be way down and often companies don't know why. This device will use a combination of infrared sensors, an accelerometer, a microphone sensor a wireless communication piece and an LCD screen to gauge workplace interaction ad body language in the workplace.

The business device has also been shown to work in limited testing. In a retail store after results were taken in by the device, employees were moved around and productivity went up 15%.
Trend Themes
1. Productivity-monitoring Wearable Devices - Opportunity for wearable devices that track and analyze employee productivity in real-time.
2. Workplace Interaction Monitoring - Opportunity to develop sensors and software that track workplace interaction and body language to improve team dynamics and collaboration.
3. Data-driven Employee Efficiency Analysis - Opportunity to leverage data collected from wearable devices to identify patterns and optimize employee efficiency.
Industry Implications
1. Human Resources - Disruptive innovation opportunity to revolutionize HR practices by integrating real-time data from wearable devices for performance assessment and resource allocation.
2. Retail - Opportunity for retailers to improve employee productivity by implementing wearable devices that provide insights on customer interaction and task management.
3. Technology - Opportunity for technology companies to develop advanced sensors and software solutions for workplace monitoring and employee efficiency analysis.
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