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Amazon patents could enable worker monitoring via wristband


An Amazon.com worker sorting packages onto a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Tracy, California. Amazon has received patents for electronic systems that could enable warehouse monitoring through electronic pulses that guide employees by location. — AFP

An Amazon.com worker sorting packages onto a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Tracy, California. Amazon has received patents for electronic systems that could enable warehouse monitoring through electronic pulses that guide employees by location. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon has received patents for electronic systems that could enable warehouse monitoring through electronic pulses that guide employees by location. 

The patent filings, first reported this week by the news site Geekwire, come amid concerns over workplace conditions for the company, which has seen rapid growth in its warehouses or “fulfilment centres” key to its logistics. 

   

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