Operational Efficiency

Wearable Technology for Safety and Efficiency in Field Operations


As technology continues to evolve, businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance safety and efficiency in their operations. One such innovation is wearable technology, which is rapidly transforming field operations across various industries. This article explores how wearable technology, when integrated with digital workflow procedure builders like FAT FINGER, can significantly improve safety and efficiency in field operations.

Understanding Wearable Technology in Field Operations

Wearable technology refers to electronic devices that can be worn on the body, either as an accessory or as part of the material used in clothing. These devices have sensors that collect and deliver information about the user’s environment, health, and physical condition. In field operations, wearable technology can include devices like smart glasses, smartwatches, and body-worn cameras.

Enhancing Safety with Wearable Technology

One of the primary benefits of wearable technology in field operations is the enhancement of worker safety. Here’s how:

  • Real-time monitoring: Wearable devices can monitor vital signs, alerting supervisors if a worker is in distress or in an unsafe environment.
  • Incident reporting: With wearable technology, incidents can be reported instantly, allowing for immediate response and mitigation.
  • Augmented Reality (AR): Devices like smart glasses can overlay digital information in the real world, providing guidance and reducing the risk of errors.

When integrated with FAT FINGER’s digital workflow procedure builder, these safety features become even more powerful. For instance, FAT FINGER’s incident reporting feature can be linked with wearable devices to automate the reporting process, ensuring that every incident is accurately recorded and addressed.

Boosting Efficiency with Wearable Technology

Wearable technology can also significantly improve efficiency in field operations. Here’s how:

  • Data collection: Wearable devices can collect vast amounts of data, providing valuable insights that can be used to improve operations.
  • Hands-free operations: Devices like smart glasses allow workers to access information while keeping their hands free, increasing productivity.
  • Training: wearable technology can be used to provide real-time training to workers, reducing downtime and improving the quality of work.

Again, the integration of wearable technology with FAT FINGER’s digital workflow procedure builder can enhance these efficiency benefits. For example, data collected by wearable devices can be fed into FAT FINGER’s dashboards, providing real-time insights that drive operational excellence.

Case Study: FAT FINGER and Wearable Technology in Action

A great example of the power of this integration is seen in the use of FAT FINGER’s digital workflows and checklists in conjunction with wearable technology in for instance, truck inspection checks. The wearable device collects data about the truck’s condition, which is then fed into FAT FINGER’s Work Order Checklist. This not only ensures that inspections are thorough and accurate but also significantly reduces the time taken to perform these checks.


Wearable technology holds immense potential for enhancing safety and efficiency in field operations. When integrated with a digital workflow procedure builder like FAT FINGER, this potential is fully realized, driving operational excellence across various safety, maintenance, and operations areas.

If you’re ready to unlock the power of wearable technology in your field operations, sign up for FAT FINGER or request a demo today.