International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Health Monitoring Device For Underground Coal Miners

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Abhishek Pal, Sachin Kumar



Key Terms: IR light, pulse sensor, sensor nodes.



Abstract: the underground coal mine environment is harsh. It is difficult to work in such conditions and the environment also effect the miners’ health. Researchers found long term effects on underground coal miners’ health. Mines are more prone to accidents and natural disasters; for example Roof fall occurrence is a major problem in Coal Mines. It causes revenue loss and casualty in underground coal mines; sometimes miners who are alive get trapped by roof fall occurrence and lost their lives due to lack off or delay in rescuing operation. Researches are being carried out to provide technological advancement for the safety and health improvement precautions of underground miners. We have designed a prototype of such device cum system which can continuously monitor the heart rate pulse of an underground coal miner. We get to know through this device during the accidents that how many miners are alive under the mine. Our aim is to design a low-cost, wearable wireless device which can continuously monitor the human heart rate pulse and send the information to the receiver/base station, either directly from sensor node or through intermediate nodes. Sensor node is integrated with a pulse sensor while intermediate node is just a kind of repeater. We present the major requirements to develop a small device that can operate on a tiny event-driven operating system, and also it provides support for efficient modularity and concurrency-intensive operation.



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