Patent Filled By Microsoft Monitors Workers Electronically
Thursday, January 24, 2008 7:56:08 PM
Times Online has an interesting post about a patent filled by Microsoft to monitor workers productivity.
The computer system “links workers to their computers via wireless sensors that measure their metabolism. The system would allow managers to monitor employees’ performance by measuring their heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure”. Frustration and stress among workers are also monitored by the system and assistance is provided, if help is needed.
Nobody wants to be controlled and monitored by machines, so I am happy that some civil liberties groups and organizations are against the patent already.