Wearable Sensors in Occupational Safety and Health Practice

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Real-Time Detection Systems, Science Symposia, Sensor Technologies

Arranger: D. DeBord, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Moderator: J. Quam, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN. Monitors: J. Soo, CDC/NIOSH/HELD/EAB, Morgantown, WV; K. Carlson, Bureau Veritas of North America, Houston, TX.

The use of sensors has increased exponentially in professional applications and in everyday life. Wearable technologies are opening up a whole new era of participatory research and information sharing. These monitors and sensors make it possible to perform a more comprehensive exposure assessment and may allow the industrial hygienist to get immediate results of a measurement. Through the use of these technologies, workers can help their employers, supervisors, and colleagues reduce harmful workplace exposures and become active partners in preventing occupational illnesses and injuries.

Applications of Wearable Sensors in Occupational Health D. DeBord, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Wearable Microsystem for Continuous, Quantitative Measurements of Multi-VOC Exposures E. Zellers, J. Wang, J. Bryant-Genevier, N. Nuñovero, W. Collin, and Z. Lin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Empowering Community Residents with Low-Cost Sensors to Collect Environmental Data E. Austin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

An Inexpensive Monitoring Network to Assess Workplace Exposures K. Koehler, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Mobile Video Exposure Monitoring (Helmet CAM) Progress Update G. Joy, CDC/NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA.