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How can we improve safety in the workplace with wearable devices?
Safety is a primary concern on mining sites. Mining companies are very interested in opportunities to improve their operations and make them safer. Newcrest is interested in how Internet of Things (IoT) connect devices might be deployed on operational sites to predict and improve workplace safety. Research indicates that blood sugar levels and fatigue may be significant contributing factors in workplace accidents. Are there devices that can monitor and predict these key indicators and prevent future accidents?
Areas of particular interest are:
- Can we monitor employee blood sugar in real time? What is the impact of this on safety?
- Can we monitor employee fatigue in real time? What is the impact of this on safety?
- What else could we measure? Equipment as well as people?
- Real time alerts and recommendations to people in the field.