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XOi Technologies
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Date:
08/03/2016

Can wearables transform the construction industry?

An article from Social Networks Talk

 

Further fueled by the Internet of Things, wearable technology has become a very big deal. According to analysts at CGS Insights, shipments of smart wearables are estimated to grow from 9.7 million in 2013 to 135 million in 2018. The wearable space has expanded dramatically to include smart hats, shoes, glasses, jewelry watches, helmets, and more.

These accessories carry embedded actuators, biosensors, and gyroscopes to follow movement heart rate, stress level, and countless other metrics. These amazing tiny tech gadgets have developed from fun novelties to industry game changers. Smart gadgets are increasing workplace safety and improving operation efficiency in construction sites across the country.

Some wearable tech gadgets are making waves with construction companies include:

 

XOEye Technologies

For the past several years there has been a skilled trade shortage in the U.S. with the number of skilled trade positions growing as fast as 10% in certain parts of the country. In fact, by 2020 The US Department of Labor estimates the number of unfilled skilled trade jobs will rise to a staggering 31 million. XOEye Technologies looking to lessen the hiring gap with their XOEye Smart Glasses. XOEye glasses come equipped with a camera wired to the internet so experienced technicians can provide real-time feedback for new learners. Construction professionals are fed exactly what their technicians see out on the field and can effectively communicate back and forth to accomplish a task. Managers can now monitor their workforce to ensure they’re being productive and the glasses can also be used to scan in data like bar codes.