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Energies 2018, 11(3), 547; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030547

Review of Wearable Device Technology and Its Applications to the Mining Industry

Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
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Received: 6 February 2018 / Revised: 25 February 2018 / Accepted: 28 February 2018 / Published: 4 March 2018
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This paper reviews current trends in wearable device technology, and provides an overview of its prevalent and potential deployments in the mining industry. This review includes the classification of wearable devices with some examples of their utilization in various industrial fields as well as the features of sensors used in wearable devices. Existing applications of wearable device technology to the mining industry are reviewed. In addition, a wearable safety management system for miners and other possible applications are proposed. The findings of this review show that by introducing wearable device technology to mining sites, the safety of mining operations can be enhanced. Therefore, wearable devices should be further used in the mining industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: mining; wearable technology; smart helmet; smart eyewear; occupational health; sensor technology mining; wearable technology; smart helmet; smart eyewear; occupational health; sensor technology
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Mardonova, M.; Choi, Y. Review of Wearable Device Technology and Its Applications to the Mining Industry. Energies 2018, 11, 547.

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