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Constantly connected and predominantly urban, many of today’s workers might agree that we’re all suffering from “nature-deficit disorder.”
In 2015, the Human Cloud at Work study by Goldsmiths University found the huge volume of data produced by a wearable-enhanced workforce could be leveraged in a number of ways, from identifying better physical improvements to the workplace to coordinating better shift patterns, improved hot-desking, and even pinpointing downtime trends.
Almost every object in a city can now be fitted with a sensor or GPS, which can be used to gather additional layers of information as well as allowing the devices to interact with each other and respond in real time – an infrastructure practice to truly make the city “smarter.”