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Experiences of Designing and Deploying Intelligent Sensor Nodes to Monitor Hand-Arm Vibrations in the Field

Efstratiou, Christos and Davies, Nigel and Kortuem, Gerd and Finney, Joe and Hooper, Rob and Lowton, Mark (2007) Experiences of Designing and Deploying Intelligent Sensor Nodes to Monitor Hand-Arm Vibrations in the Field. In: MobiSys '07 Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Mobile systems, applications and services. ACM, New York, USA, pp. 127-138. ISBN 978-1-59593-614-1. (doi:10.1145/1247660.1247677) (KAR id:38824)

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The NEMO project is exploring the use of mobile sensor nodes to augment physical work artefacts in order to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations. In this paper we present our experiences of designing and deploying the NEMO Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) monitoring system. Long term exposure to hand arm vibration can lead to serious health conditions and the NEMO HAV monitoring system offers an integrated architecture for capturing HAV exposure data in the field, providing feedback about exposure levels both in the field and as input to a back-end database. Our design allows health and safety regulations specified at the enterprise level to be embedded within the wireless sensor nodes allowing them to operate without any infrastructural support. The system has been the subject of a two week field trial that took place with the collaboration of a British construction and maintenance company. During the field trial, the NEMO HAV system was deployed to a road maintenance patching gang and data was collected on HAV exposure caused by hydraulic drills. The paper reports on the results of the field trial and the lessons learned through the real deployment of the system.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1247660.1247677
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 15:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
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