The Cybermine Simulator Emulates the Operation of Mining Equipment

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 25, 2015
References: norcat.org & cbc
The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) Cybermine training simulator virtually equips heavy equipment operators for the work that they will soon be doing underground.

Without putting new recruits at rick, the Cybermine Equipment Simulator makes it possible for people to practice running through the correct procedures during hazardous, high-stress scenarios. This system is also proving to be a useful indicator of assessing risks and potential safety hazards, making it easier to take more preventative action.

In partnership with the Laurentian University Goodman School of Mines and the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), formal studies of new and existing machine operators are being conducted to monitor human biometrics in response to the training simulator. This makes it easier to answer: "How are the trainees responding physically to a hazardous situation?"