New tools, new rules

A look at how wearables are impacting the workplace
By Jess Sloss
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2014

If you have heard the buzz about Google Glass, the Apple Watch or the FitBit, then you have heard about wearable technology. These devices are part of a new wave called the Internet of Things (IOT) or “Smart Everything,” referring to the increasing connectivity between humans and information from objects around us.

Wearable technologies are devices that are worn on the body, controllable (either actively, such as through buttons or voice commands, or passively, such as with a heartbeat) and enhance the user’s experience (through augmenting knowledge, facilitating learning or simplifying communication).