Everyday consumers have been the target of wearable technology, but those who work on construction jobs are a target market, too. “On the job, workers in this industry can’t waste their valuable time worrying about picking up a phone to call a client or checking in on the progress of a current project,” writes Stephanie Trunzo of PointSource, a business and tech consultancy. “They need wearable, hands-free items that provide them with necessary updates. Wearable tech could alert construction workers when a new load comes in or if severe weather is approaching. Manufacturers would benefit from alerts about a faulty machine or stalled assembly line,” she says.