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Norwegian Scientists Develop “Smart” Clothes for Arctic Workers

Abstract

Not everyone pulls a nine-to-fiver within the confines of an office cubicle. “Roughnecks,” for instance, regularly brave below-freezing temperatures in the Arctic in pursuit of oil and natural gas. To help these workers cope with their hostile environment, Norwegian scientists are developing a line of “smart” clothing that can help supervisors determine when their charges should stop working and head back inside. Instead of relying on temperature and wind measurements to gauge safety conditions, the “ColdWear” jacket features built-in sensors that monitor the physiological health of its wearer in real time.

Category

Interview

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Unknown
  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems
  • SINTEF Digital / Health Research

Date

19.03.2013

Year

2013

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