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Expecting the Unexpected? Never Miss a Beat!

Feb 02, 2017

Flu season is in full swing. It’s a gray, rainy, cold Monday. The phone rings at 6:00 a.m., and your Project Manager calls you, “Mr. or Ms. EC” to report “absenteeism due to sickness and it’s going to put the project way behind and can we call the LU Hall to find subs and it’s going to take a few hours to get them up to speed on the recent CAD or BIM changes…and…and…” You know that conversation? Where do you begin?

What if wearable technology in the garments of your labor force combined with Fitbit technology that many of us are already wearing could tell us that next Monday, 1/4 to 1/3 of our workforce will be out due to sickness? It gets better. It tells us what positions performing specific tasks needed for a cycle of a job nearing completion or in a critical stage (I know every stage of the work is critical) will be out due to sickness…

Soon you, Ms. or Mr. EC may get this phone call on Monday, “Hey boss. Good call on finding those subs and getting them up to speed on these changes. Our aces should be back by the end of the week, in the meantime we’re getting it done!”

Read the articles and watch the video below. The future of “expecting the unexpected” is closer than you think. Soon you’ll be able to predict and prepare for a flu virus before it decimates your labor force sending your production and project schedules into a flaming nose dive!

Watch this video on wearables and predicting health: 

For “soothing” reading on nanotechnology and your stomach:

NECA Technology – the Project for Applied and Disruptive Technology, explores the world of technology and keeps members informed of what’s happening today, and of what will be launched in the not too distant future. Dr. Joey Shorter, NECA Director of Research, has an extensive background in education and experience in translating the work of academics into understandable, practical ideas.