The Role of Wearable Technology in Risk Reduction

An assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech has studied much of the existing literature and identified various problems in the industry’s current practices. Young-Corbett explores a new field of engineering known as Prevention through Design, which suggests the optimal method of preventing occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities is to “design out” the hazards and risk with tools, equipment, systems and facilities. Wearable technology has become a major part of this new way of thinking. Read more