Wearable devices -- following in the footsteps of Google Glass, Jawbone, FitBit, and Pebble -- could become invaluable tools in the healthcare workplace. If implemented correctly, wearables could reduce the risk and effects of nurse fatigue, improve patient satisfaction, increase employee productivity, and even contribute to higher levels of quality care. Wearable technology in action Sound far-fetched? Many experts believe this scenario may be closer than you think and could help overcome some of the biggest challenges in healthcare. For example, consider the issue of nurse fatigue.