Many industries around the world used iBeacon technology such as retail, restaurant, hotel, sport and many more. They keep making new innovation through iBeacon to engage them with customers. But, a lot of potentials has not yet been noticed particularly when it comes to personal health.
Seems like iBeacon benefit for other things too, such as helping people stay more physically fit. The US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to “take the long way back to their desks,” and hydrate more.
The executive in charge of the project calls them “an angel on your shoulder helping you make the right choices.” Although just an experiment for now, the Health Department already has set up a scoreboard of its employees showing who is the “healthiest” in the office, and plans to implement an even more ambitious version of the system that will encourage people to take the stairs and potentially even collect data on their activity from their smartphones.
It certainly seems reasonable the the US agency dedicated to the country’s health needs would want to be on the bleeding edge of such technology. Many other companies are trying similar technologically-assisted ways of encouraging their employees to be more fit and healthy, but that it will probably take some time to see mainstream adoption throughout US corporate culture.
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