This company uses wearable tech to protect its workers from the blazing Texas heat #WearableWednesday

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This wearable is similar to a fitness tracker but monitors workers health and safety. Working outdoors in extreme heat can become dangerous quickly, VigiLife SafeGuard wants to help keep folks safe and cool.

It’d be easy to pack some ‘productivity‘ monitors into a device like this but the company promises these are only for safety.

Via Fast Company:

The wearable device connects to a watch, “almost like a fitness app,” Daly says. It monitors biometrics such as heart rate and core body temperature. Once one of those reaches a certain level, the sensor sends a warning to the worker to slow down. A second alert at a higher threshold will send an alert to the on-site safety manager to bring the worker into the air-conditioned office for rest and water until their body temperature returns to normal.

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