Sweden: Workwear has started testing workplace wearable technology prototype ‘Tracker 1’ that monitors health and safety factors of professional craftsmen. Snickers’s product line already includes clothing and protective accessories to prevent knee injuries, but the wearable technology takes the next step with real-time monitoring. The company’s ‘Tracker 1’ microprocessor prototype is being used in tests in five countries by 100 workers. The chip fits in a pocket on the Snickers’ work trousers and reports workplace noise levels, heat conditions and knee impact while the craftsperson is working. The data from the Tracker 1 chip transmits to the wearer’s smartphone.