Can wearables improve factory conditions?

Understanding the round-the-clock needs of factory workers

Piloting wearables on factory workers:

Workers preferred wearing wristbands over the belt-clip wearables

True transparency for working hours:

With the pilot data-set, we saw an average work week of ~50 hours/week, slightly more than the government mandated 48 hour work week. However, some workers regularly clocked in excess of 12 hours/day, putting them at serious risk of injury and mental stress.

Variations of sleep pattern data:

The sleep pattern data shows that workers sleeping an average of 6 hours/night with a variety of morning and evening routines. This type of information has the ability to take the CSR conversation on worker health and happiness beyond the factory walls.

Key-findings of wearables pilot:


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Tom Rausch

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Co-Founder @GoodWorldSolutions. Techno-optomist focused on emerging markets and the bottom billion.

Laborlink Insight

Our mobile platform, Laborlink, translates worker voices into actionable analytics — enabling our partners to drive improvements for workers & business