Snickers WorkTrousers are now getting even ‘Smarter’

With a proud history of exploring new techniques within workwear, Snickers Workwear is renowned for its modern designs, innovative functionality and market-leading fabric technology. Now its WorkTrousers are getting even ‘smarter’ with the integration of technology to improve performance and wellbeing at work.

In 2016, 100 craftsmen across five countries took part in a test wearing trousers featuring wearable technology measuring their performance to see how wearable technology can improve working health, and in the process, change the way we look at workwear.

Wearables are electronics that can be worn on the body, either as an accessory or as part of material used in clothing. One of the major features of wearable technology is its ability to connect to the Internet, enabling data to be exchanged between a device and a network. Wearable technology is already woven into our daily lives through smartphones, fitness devices, sports clothing and accessories - to help monitor and improve performance.

Snickers WorkTrousers are now getting even ‘Smarter’

‘Tracker 1’ is Snickers’ first prototype of wearable technology; a chip fitted to a pair of WorkTrousers enabling the user to monitor workplace noise levels, heat conditions and knee impact.

A recent study carried out in Scandinavia* showed that more than 50% of the professional craftsmen there are cutting corners at work and don´t use the available health and safety equipment as they should.

David Clark, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK says, “Our experience is that craftsmen usually are so focused on getting the job done that personal protection tends to be overlooked”.

But repeated ‘corner cutting’ over the years definitely creates a long-term health problem – an issue that Snickers Workwear has been continually addressing with its patented KneeGuard System.

Clark says, “The study shows that 6 out of 10 craftsmen are suffering from pain in their knees. So we see that there is definitely room for improving their wellbeing beyond just knee protection - and our ‘Smart Workwear’ is one way”.

Snickers WorkTrousers are now getting even ‘Smarter’

Clark goes on to say, “Market-leading technology and innovation have long been hallmarks of Snickers Workwear.

We are well known for our KneeGuard System, 37.5 Fabric Technology and technical functionality, but the integration of ‘smart’ wearable technology into our clothing shows the extent to which we are looking at working clothes and wellbeing on site in a completely new way”.

Getting more information about Snickers Workwear is easy. You can call the Helpline on 01484 854788; check out www.snickersworkwear.co.uk and download a digital catalogue; or you can email [email protected]

* The recent study was carried out carried out among professional craftsmen in Sweden by Kantar Sifo during December 2016 and January 2017. 

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