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Mining a multi-billion-dollar wearables market

Mining companies across geographies are collaboratively trying to explore the use of mixed reality and wearable technology to revolutionize the way the industry visualizes proposed mining and engineering designs, and simulate mining activity in virtual space before a single blast.

Leon Cosgrove*

Future Of Mining > Innovation

Mining a multi-billion-dollar wearables market

Mining companies across geographies are collaboratively trying to explore the use of mixed reality and wearable technology to revolutionize the way the industry visualizes proposed mining and engineering designs, and simulate mining activity in virtual space before a single blast.

Leon Cosgrove*

Mining a multi-billion-dollar wearables market

Smart wearables and mining a good fit. Image: CSIRO

They are able to use the same technology to train workers in a virtual mining environment, simulating conditions using HoloLens style technology and haptic devices such as gloves and vests to simulate physical sensation to the wearer.