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Protective Jacket Enabling Decision Support for Workers in Cold Climate

Protective Jacket Enabling Decision Support for Workers in Cold Climate

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Sammendrag
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.
Språk
Engelsk
Institusjon(er)
  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems
  • SINTEF Digital / Helse
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Publisert i
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings
ISSN
1557-170X
Forlag
IEEE
Årgang
35
Side(r)
6498 - 6501