Wearable tech, such as smartwatches, Fitbits, and Oura rings, were already gaining traction as medical monitors even prior to the pandemic. When the pandemic bloomed across the globe, wearable tech as a medical monitor took on a new urgency. The US Navy wants to use wearable tech to monitor social distancing – and they’re not the only ones either; many companies have already launched systems incorporating wearable tech to aid with social distancing in the workplace.
Gig workers don’t have many protections in place. They don’t have guaranteed wages, and they don’t have sick pay or health care – things that are crucial in a public health crisis. Now, many gig workers face a dilemma: break the lockdown orders to try to pay the bills or stay home without pay.
The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world, showing a profound impact on countless industries. Among those hit the hardest: tourism, travel, and retail. How do companies within these industries stay in touch with their consumer base amid worldwide closures? Let’s take a look two companies that are doing it right: Disney and Target.