Wearable technology for occupational risk assessment: potential avenues for applications

Pavón García, Ignacio and Sigcha, Luis and Arezes, Pedro and Costa, Nelson and Arcas Castro, Guillermo de and López Navarro, Juan Manuel (2018). Wearable technology for occupational risk assessment: potential avenues for applications. In: "6th International Symposium on Occupation Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2018)", March 26-27, 2018, Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN 9781138542037. pp. 447-453.

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Title: Wearable technology for occupational risk assessment: potential avenues for applications
Author/s:
  • Pavón García, Ignacio
  • Sigcha, Luis
  • Arezes, Pedro
  • Costa, Nelson
  • Arcas Castro, Guillermo de
  • López Navarro, Juan Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 6th International Symposium on Occupation Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2018)
Event Dates: March 26-27, 2018
Event Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Title of Book: Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI: Book chapters from the 6th International Symposium on Occupation Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2018), March 26-27, 2018, Guimarães, Portugal
Date: 6 March 2018
ISBN: 9781138542037
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
UPM's Research Group: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada I2A2
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the opportunities offered by wearable technology for occupational risk assessment. A wide range of electronic devices known as "wearables" include sensors that provide interesting features with the potential to be used in workers' monitoring, sending alert signs (e.g., visual, sound, haptic) and training. In this paper, it has been identified the primary applications in which wearables are being used for risk assessment (motion and activity detection, recognition of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, fall detection, evaluation of exposure to different physical agents, evaluation of exposure to chemical agents, and location of potential hazards). Also, it has been identified the opportunities for improvement in the future using the potential of emerging technologies.

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Item ID: 55128
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55128/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55128
Official URL: https://www.crcpress.com/Occupational-Safety-and-Hygiene-VI-Book-chapters-from-the-6th-International/Arezes-Baptista-Barroso-Carneiro-Cordeiro-Costa-Melo-Miguel-Perestrelo/p/book/9781138542037
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 May 2019 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 17:50
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