Apple watch likely to expand, intensify ‘work place monitoring’ by employers

Apple watch likely to expand, intensify ‘work place monitoring’ by employers
Apple CEO Tim Cook

[Ed. – Worth checking out this whole article.  Can your job be effectively analyzed through this kind of work place monitoring?  More and more employers may want to investigate that.]

Orion telematics system algorithmic route selection is integrated into the working life of UPS drivers through hand-held delivery-information acquisition devices (DIAD), and more than 200 sensors on every delivery truck. The DIAD tracks everything from delivery time, speed, stop times and seat-belt use.

From a Taylorist perspective, this data tool is observing and judging every moment of employees’ working lives. Each time a driver stops and scans a package for delivery, the system records the time, location and wait. It records the same details again when a customer signs for the package. Supervisors receive all this “big-data” in real time.

Most American workers do not believe their job could be constantly managed like a UPS driver, because they believe their managers could not have them carry a telematics hand-held DIAD to constantly measure their movements. But by giving an i-Watch to every employee, Taylorite managers would have the ability to measure and control all their employees’ movements.

The i-Watch is a powerful “wrist-held” computer with Bluetooth connection to the Internet. The first i-Watch model features programmable “activity collection” to measure workouts through GPS location tracking, bio-metric logging, a stop watch, and data link.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.