Mapping the health, safety and wellbeing challenges of firefighting to wearable devices.

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Abstract

Firefighting remains a dangerous job and those employed face many challenges to health, safety and wellbeing. The risks faced range from immediate threat to life and limb to long term, repeated exposure to hazardous environments and arduous working conditions. Many of these hazards can be mitigated by recording exposure to risks, processing risk data, improving information flow and increasing situational awareness. Cyber-physical systems and interactive smart wearables offer a smart and seamless suite of tools that can help achieve these goals and allow emergency responders to work more efficiently and safely. Here we examine how data from wearable devices can be used to improve health, safety and wellbeing of the firefighter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2018
EventBritish HCI Conference 2018 - Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Duration: 2 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

Conference

ConferenceBritish HCI Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleBHCI2018
CountryNorthern Ireland
CityBelfast
Period2/07/186/07/18

Keywords

  • firefighting
  • wearables
  • wearable technology
  • health monitoring

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