Technology in the mining industry has come a long way. Check out these awesome existing and emerging technologies:
Temperatures for miners can get very high. Technology today allows for air conditioning systems to cool the air to allow miners a more comfortable working environment.
Training solutions for personnel in a controlled and safe environment.
Tool that is able to identify the chemical elements of a rock’s surface using x-rays, yielding immediate results.
In the event of an accident, these small radar tags (that are easily sown into work clothes) emit radio frequencies. This eliminates human error and lets management and authorities know where all personnel are at all times.
Gas Detection Devices
Sensors that measure air quality in underground mines, safer
Some surfaces aren’t easily accessible to mine. Recently robots are being developed to mine deposits on the ocean floor.
Gear that can monitor vital signs helps miners stay safe while working underground.