Staying fit, the Big Brother way

A system is designed to monitor workers' health through Bluetooth wristbands.


This whole workstation fitness thing is getting out of hand. It's bad enough that some employers would have us working out at the desk, but now a monitoring equipment is being developed so that they can keep track of our physical state at all times.

Exmocare's "BT2" system monitors heart rate, body temperature, and other vitals with Bluetooth devices strapped to the wrist that send regular reports wirelessly for supervisors to peruse, according to Gadget Venue. Although it's sure to be touted as a safety mechanism in workplaces where employee health might be compromised, it's about as high on the Orwellian scale as you can get.

What happens, for example, if a pulse rate soars when a worker views an unauthorized Web site? Not that we'd know anything about that, of course. But still.

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