CNN’s got a pretty good thumbsucker (journalistic lingo for a long analytical article with no noticeable news hook) about wearables: what they mean for personal and industrial productivity and what the privacy implications might be.
The author, Dr. Chris Brauer, a lecturer at the University of London, did some interesting research on a panel of users, and reported that 68 percent of people who used fitness trackers felt fitter; 75 percent felt happier; and 84 percent felt more productive.
Brauer also found companies that were now issuing employees fitness bands as well as laptop computers and phones…
With real-time access to human data in the workplace systems like Watson [IBM’s super-fast computer] can potentially support specific decisions and scenarios in relation to your personal Human Cloud. We recognize it is not all about opportunities.