A recent PWC research report shows that use of wearables in the workplace is hampered by lack of trust. The data shows that only 46% of those surveyed say they would accept a free piece of wearable technology if their employers had access to the data recorded. The biggest barrier to adoption is data privacy and the lack of trust their employer would use the information to their benefit.

Chris Brauer, director of innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London, said that the next development could be ‘biometric CVs’, which would require job applicants to reveal breakdowns of the data collected on their monitor.

‘The basic premise we’re working from is the augmented human being,’ he told The Times. ‘That will be the optimal productivity unit in the workforce.’