The wristbands, according to the patent documents, were designed as a means to keep track of products within Amazon warehouses as well as up day-to-day productivity.
The proposed tech could also provide Amazon management with a new means of workplace surveillance that would alert them to staffers who are wasting time or breaking for too long.
Amazon in the past has been accused of unbearable workplace conditions -- including timed bathroom breaks and 55-hour work weeks -- put in place to ensure the company is fulfilling shipping goals. The company did not immediately return a request for comment.
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