The Applications of Smart Wearable Sensors to Improve Safety in Construction Projects

Ammar Alzarrad, M.K.S. Al-Mhdawi, Sudipta Chowdhury

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The construction industry faces significant occupational risks and has higher rates of worker illnesses, injuries, fatalities, and near-misses compared to other sectors. The advent of smart wearable sensors offers promising opportunities for real-time collection and analysis of safety data for construction workers. This literature review aims to identify research gaps in the current applications of smart sensors in construction projects. Electronic databases, including Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, and IEEE Xplore, were searched for relevant articles published in English between 2018 and 2023. Selected articles were evaluated based on their relevance, research quality, and use of smart sensors in construction site safety. By identifying these research gaps, valuable insights can be gained regarding the effective application of wearable sensor devices to enhance construction workers' safety. This knowledge can contribute to evidence-based practices and inform decision-making in construction safety. Bridging these gaps would promote the adoption of new innovative technologies and their integration into construction work environments, ultimately leading to the creation of safer conditions for construction workers.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalSSRN Electronic Journal
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2023


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