Smart shirt for forestry workers

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019

The development of a ‘smart shirt’ being engineered to improve the safety of forestry workers is just one of the latest innovations on display at Hamilton City Council’s Smart Space.

Sensors in the shirt, being developed by The University of Waikato, can predict fatigue by measuring perspiration, heart rate and heart-rate variability, and then alert the wearer and a colleague.

The shirt's creators will be part of the upcoming FIEA 2020 Forest Industry Safety & Technology Conference series coming to Rotorua and Melbourne in May 2020. Our programme is beginning to fill with speakers and a call for speakers is being made this week in WoodWeek and Friday Offcuts.

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