Privacy concerns over Amazon plans for augmented reality goggles that track warehouse workers


Amazon has sparked privacy concerns after filing a patent for augmented reality goggles that track the movement of warehouse workers. 

According to the patent, the e-commerce giant is interested in developing augmented reality goggles that workers could use to navigate through Amazon’s gigantic warehouses, guiding them to the right location.

The patent, which was filed last year but made public on Thursday by the US Patents and Trademark Office, would mean the company could send orders to workers through visual cues.

“In some embodiments […] the wearable computing device can be configured to provide worker instructions and/or visual indicators to a worker wearing the wearable computing device…

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