A+A 2017's 1,940+ exhibitors had a lot to talk about. Safety glasses that can share workplace and productivity data with employees as they work. Work boots that can "read" the temperature of employees' feet and warm them up or cool them down. The integration of gas monitors and smart phones. A connected safety concept that combines management software, a mobile app and PPE. From prototypes to real life, this personal protective equipment monitors the worker as it protects him or her from injury. These ain't your father's safety spectacles!