But many are concerned about surveillance and hacking
More than four in 10 (43%) British workers think the main benefit of workplace wearables is improved employee wellness.
This was followed by improved health, cited by 41% of workers, and improved productivity (36%), according to the poll of 1,000 workers.
Four in 10 (42%) workers thought stress monitoring was the most appropriate use of wearables, followed by the monitoring of physical health (41%), productivity (30%) and mental health (24%).
However, many said they were concerned about the impact such devices could have on stress and mental health, cited by 49% and 43% of workers respectively.
Half of employees said they are keen to feel the benefits of wearables in the workplace, however 67% said they were worried their adoption could lead to a “big brother” surveillance culture.
Another 64% were afraid data from devices could be hacked.
Excerpt from Health Insurance Daily, read the full article here