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      Mapping the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Challenges of Firefighting to Wearable Devices


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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference

      4 - 6 July 2018

      Smart Firefighting, Biometrics, Human-Data Interaction



            Firefighting remains a dangerous job and those employed face many challenges to health, safety and wellbeing. The risks faced range from immediate threat to life and limb to long term, repeated exposure to hazardous environments and arduous working conditions. Many of these hazards can be mitigated by recording exposure to risks, processing risk data, improving information flow and increasing situational awareness. Cyber-physical systems and interactive smart wearables offer a smart and seamless suite of tools that can help achieve these goals and allow emergency responders to work more efficiently and safely. Here we examine how data from wearable devices can be used to improve health, safety and wellbeing of the firefighter.


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            July 2018
            July 2018
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            [0001]Ulsterw University

            School of Health Science
            [0002]Ulster University

            School of Computing
            [0003]Ulster University

            School of Psychology
            [0004]Ulster University

            Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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