Using technology to measure manufacturing worker fatigue

Published January 7, 2019


An article on Industry Week interviews Lora Cavuoto, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, about her research on wearable technology in the workplace, which can be used to monitor fatigue levels to reduce injuries and increase productivity, and could help prevent as much as $130 billion per year in health-related productivity losses.

“Fatigue is a hidden danger in the workplace, but now we’ve tackled the measurement and modeling of fatigue through wearable sensors, incorporating big data analytics and safety engineering,” she said. “Information is power, so knowing when, where and how fatigue impacts worker safety is critical. You can’t identify solutions until you pinpoint the problems.”

Read the story here.

Articles also appeared on Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine, Construction Equipment, EHS Today and Material Handling & Logistics.