Protective Jacket Enabling Decision Support for Workers in Cold Climate
The cold and harsh climate in the High North represents a threat to safety and work performance. The aim of this study was to show that sensors integrated in clothing can provide information that can improve decision support for workers in cold climate without disturbing the user. Here, a wireless demonstrator consisting of a working jacket with integrated temperature, humidity and activity sensors has been developed. Preliminary results indicate that the demonstrator can provide easy accessible information about the thermal conditions at the site of the worker and local cooling effects of extremities. The demonstrator has the ability to distinguish between activity and rest, and enables implementation of more sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms to assess work load and pre-defined activities. This information can be used in an enhanced safety perspective as an improved tool to advice outdoor work control for workers in cold climate.
- SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensors and Microsystems
- SINTEF Digital / Health Research
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
6498 - 6501