Wearable technology and high-tech fabrics

David Clark, managing director of Snickers Workwear, writes about the answer to wellbeing and productivity on site.

With Google and Levi’s joint initiative, Project Jaquard, being typical of how ‘Smart Clothes’ are driving the development of the Wearable Technology industry, we’re now seeing weird and wonderful performance enhancing initiatives. Creations such as yoga pants, powered sports bras, smart bikinis and even smart socks, compression shirts and posture-tracking shorts.

As Snickers Workwear leads the way with its most recent initiatives, wearable technology is here to stay in the working lives of professional tradesmen and women. In fact, the results of a recent survey by research organisation Office Genie, show the extent to which people are mindful of the role that wearable technology plays at work.

While the benefits to personal wellbeing are now widely accepted, a key question remains: ‘Are wearables the answer to productivity?’ In the survey of over 1000 employees more than one-third (36%) of employee respondents cite increased productivity as a benefit of using wearable technology in the workplace.

David said: “We have shown that wearable technology is certainly a major factor in helping to ensure personal wellbeing on site. Our research and development goes on to show that the integration of wearables and high-tech fabrics in working clothes, does have a major influence on productivity.”

Performance and comfort is closely linked to productivity

Snickers Climate Control Workwear with 37.5 Technology is ideal for the Winter

Snickers Climate Control Workwear with 37.5 Technology is ideal for the Winter

David continued: “As any athlete will tell you, when it comes to clothing, performance and comfort are closely linked. In fact, an athlete’s performance can improve by up to 26% through the use of the advanced 37.5 Technology fabric.”

“37.5® Technology started in outdoor clothing, expanded into lifestyle and sportswear, and now it’s embedded into Snickers Workwear. The more comfortable our users are, the more productive they are likely to be, reducing the risk of mistakes and accidents.”

A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site, so Snickers Workwear ensures you keep your cool when the heat is on or warm and comfortable when the temperature drops.

Interweaving 37.5 technology fabric into Snickers’ ALLROUND garments means that you can wear clothes that excel at ventilation and moisture transportation to keep you working comfortably wherever you are on site.

So, to make sure you get the right protection, flexibility, durability and ventilation, check out the newest ALLROUND workwear for precisely the right garments to fit your workday.

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