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AI making construction safer
April 13, 2024

How AI technology is making the construction sector safer

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing workplace health and safety through innovative technologies like AI wearables, which have gained traction first in the US and now in the UK. These include the WearHealth exoskeleton scanning technology and the Modjoul SmartBelt, which enhance safety measures by monitoring health and preventing accidents among high-risk workers. These devices not only help in collision avoidance by tracking plant machinery but also offer personalized data insights that can inform and improve future safety policies. For example, the construction industry, known for high injury rates, is seeing potential safety overhauls with AI wearables. In 2022/23, approximately 37,000 construction workers suffered from musculoskeletal disorders, with a notable percentage experiencing non-fatal injuries from moving objects.

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