Andreas Koenig looks at the role that wearable technology, such as ergonomic gloves with barcode scanners, can play in minimising the health risks to staff in workplaces such as warehouses.

The speed of evolution within artificial intelligence and automation is exciting, yet for companies seeking rapid improvements in productivity, the ROI model is just not adding up. From the time and cost associated with automation to the constraints of very simplistic areas of application, full automation is not always an option.

Look closely at any warehouse environment, however, and there are very significant opportunities to augment the performance of the existing human workforce.

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