Don’t get us wrong, here at MT we love a slick new bit of kit as much as the next geek. But although much of the attention in wearables has been focused on natty watches that synch with your smartphone, fitness trackers that double as medallions and all that jazz, there are loads of equally exciting and important innovations happening a bit further beneath the radar.
Employers are using wearables to help their staff keep active, hospitals are monitoring patients remotely and utilities companies are beginning to use wearables with their front line staff and engineers.
These are the kinds of things we want to know about and celebrate in the new Wearables at Work Awards. So we’ve teamed up with the wearable tech experts at PA Consulting to devise a brand new award scheme to recognise the cleverest and most effective implementations of wearable tech that don’t get quite so much press - whether at work or in B2B, B2C or even P2P environments.
These new awards are looking for applications of wearable tech that demonstrate the following qualities:
And which are being applied in markets other than the usual suspects. So for example:
Energy and utilities
You can enter directly, or if you know of a great example you can tweet it to us @MT_editorial or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll follow them up. Entries close FRI 4th SEPT and there’ll even be a chance for you to vote for your favourites before the winners are announced in the autumn.