Wearables Will Aid the Increasing Automation of the Workplace

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1Q 2018 | IN-5028

 

How Automation Fits in the Workplace

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Across all enterprise verticals, the workplace is becoming more and more automated due to machinery, sensors, and devices that enable processes to be more efficient. This automation occurs with or without human interaction, and includes processes such as picking machinery in agriculture, self-scan checkouts in stores, construction robots in machinery, self-drive, and remote working via telepresence. With this automation, processes are completed faster, allowing companies to be more cost efficient.

Despite increasing concern that jobs will be put at risk by this automation, it is likely that new jobs will be created, causing workers to re-train into new positions. In addition to this, an increasing amount of automation will involve collaboration between machinery and human workers, particularly where a human touch is required. This is prevalent within the healthcare vertical, where patients prefer to talk to a human healthcare professional about thei...

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