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32 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 Can you imagine a time when people went jogging with nothing more than a self-wind- ing wristwatch and a street map? How many of the gizmos in your doctor's office were there five years ago? What would your boss from 10 years ago say if you asked them to install a napping pod at the office? Things have changed a lot. Our population is aging, living longer, and seeking to main- tain a healthy quality of life in the process. In a job market that's been at full employment for years, employers are feeling the squeeze from rapidly evolving expectations surround- ing workplace wellness and rising healthcare costs. These drivers are converging to create rapid change that is impacting the PCB indus- try in many ways. Our increased focus on health and well- ness drives technology advancement for per- sonal devices and those used in the deliv- ery of healthcare. This trend also drives both PCB production innovation and a long-over- due update of the employer/employee relation- ship. Wearable technology was barely a thing five years ago. When we go for a run now, we ex- pect detailed information about where we went and how our body performed. This health and Increased Focus on Health and Wellness Transforms the PCB Industry Connect the Dots by Bob Tise and Matt Stevenson, SUNSTONE CIRCUITS

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