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Communications at congresses:
Wearable technology usefulness for occupational risk prevention: smartwatches for hand - arm vibration exposure assessment
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Health, security and laboral accidents,
  • Engineering,
  • Risk prevention,
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Vibrations
Information
Abstract
This paper analyzes the opportunities offered by wearable technology for occupational risk assessment and specifically the use of smartwatches for hand-arm vibration exposure assessment. A wide range of electronic devices know like "wearables" include MEMS sensors (Micro Electro Mechanical System) that provide inter-esting features to the devices. The potential of a smartwatch for evaluating hand-arm vibration was assessed in laboratory by comparing a smartwatch device with a reference vibrometer. The results suggest that this kind of devices could be able to be used in specific hand-arm vibration assessment tasks. It has been found some technical limitations but also it has been identified opportunities for improvement in the near future.
International
Si
Congress
International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017)
960
Place
Guimarães, Portugal
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-351-67524-6
Start Date
10/04/2017
End Date
11/04/2017
From page
65
To page
69
Selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017)
Participants
  • Autor: Ignacio Pavon Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Sigcha Guachamin (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Lopez Navarro (UPM)
  • Autor: Guillermo de Arcas Castro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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