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ColdWear is Making an Smart Jacket for Workers in the Arctic

By: Ryan Fowler - Published: Mar 16, 2013 • References: eandt.theiet.org and gizmag
ColdWear is creating a smart jacket that will help workers in extreme weather conditions.

Workers who have jobs in harsh conditions like oil riggers are in constant danger when it concerns their safety and health, and working in these conditions have resulted in many casualties and even death.

Scandinavian company SINTEF has been developing these smart jackets with sensors that alert superiors when a worker reaches fatigue and temperature levels that exceed what is considered to be safe. This technology is incredible, as people can now be monitored and given the assurance that they will not be pushed beyond their personal limits, keeping them safe.

Places like the Arctic are very unforgiving, and ColdWear is creating a product that is long overdue.