1. Wearable technologies are slowly entering the PPE market, with the promise of improving worker productivity, better safety and long term cost-savings through active prevention of accidents.
2. Big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, coupled with the market need for product differentiation will eventually drive PPE manufacturers to invest in smart and wearables.
3. The difficulty faced by manufacturers of smart products in meeting safety standards and quantifying ROI to end users impede market penetration of smart PPE.
4. Hearing protection, head protection, respiratory protection, and protective clothing offer promising opportunities for the protective wearables market.
5. Fire safety, emergency medical service (EMS), mining, automotive, oil and gas, and manufacturing are the industries with high utility and potential for smart PPE.
2. Wearable Technologies and Devices—Introduction
3. Wearable Technologies and Devices—A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Perspective
4. Developments towards ‘Smart’ PPE
5. Developments towards ‘Smart’ PPE—What is the Future?