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Information Technology & Tourism

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 281–284 | Cite as

Wearable Technologies in Organizations: Privacy, Efficiency and Autonomy in Work, A. Przegalinska (Ed.). Palgrave Pivot (2019). xiii + 86 pp., (eBk.), € 44.02, ISBN: 978-3-030-00907-6

  • Brian Kee Mun WongEmail author
  • Tamil Selvi Renganathan
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Technological advances in the Industry revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) era escalate the transformation of many industries and workplace environment. Among the levels of the IR 4.0 digitalization is the digitization of product and services which include the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices. IoT involves an increasing number of physical products equipped with sensors that can capture and process data, and then communicate that data to people and other products (Strange and Zucchella 2017). The buzzing of IR 4.0 provides a good platform for the commercialization of wearable technologies. In fact, the technologies have been already available way before the IoT revolution. Since the seventeenth centuries, wearables were already being used as self-tracking tools. The digital transformation is changing every aspect of the economy eco-system and our human life (Matzler, von den Eichen, Anschober, and Kohler 2018). Przegalinska’s book Wearable Technologies in Organizations provides a good...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessKDU University CollegeShah AlamMalaysia

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