Singapore Power turns to wearable technology to boost productivity

Staff at Singapore Power (SP) will  use  wearable technology  to raise productivity and cut costs. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER
Staff at Singapore Power (SP) will  use  wearable technology  to raise productivity and cut costs. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER
Staff at Singapore Power (SP) will  use  wearable technology  to raise productivity and cut costs. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER
Staff at Singapore Power (SP) will  use  wearable technology  to raise productivity and cut costs. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POWER

SINGAPORE - Staff at Singapore Power (SP) will use wearable technology to raise productivity and cut costs.

The devices they wear will be able to transmit real-time data between field staff and their supervisors. This will allow experts and specialists to share information quickly with the help of real-time visuals, SP said in a statement on Thursday.

The wearable technology will also allow workers to view their tasks hands-free through an interface activated by hand gestures, touch and voice command.

Engineers will also be able to access multimedia references such as videos and manuals on the job.

This new technology is hoped to help ease the lack of engineering talent. SP's chief information officer, Mr Wong Chit Sieng, believes that "wearable technology has the potential to be a game changer".

Singapore Power Group is an energy utility group in the Asia Pacific, and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia.

rtan@sph.com.sg