Wearable Tech Enables New Era of Employee Monitoring

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New wearable devices have been allowing people to track their personal data at all times. Now, it's also making it easier for employers to collect information on their workers' productivity. This field of data collection, known as telematics, is projected to be an over $27 billion industry by 2018, and companies like UPS and Coca-Cola are already using it. We look at what the expanding industry means for workplace productivity and for workers' privacy.


Esther Kaplan, editor of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and author of "The Spy Who Fired Me," the cover article of the March issue of Harper's Magazine

Kris Duggan, co-founder and CEO of BetterWorks, a smartwatch app that lets businesses track their employees' performance

Ethan Bernstein, assistant professor of leadership and organizational behavior at Harvard Business School

Mark Sargent, vice president of solutions engineering for Telogis, Inc.