Angels enlisted to help save lost miners

SPANISH company Presistem and the Andalusian Institute of Technology (IAT) have launched the Angel helmet, a mining safety helmet that incorporates sensors and communication tools to locate missing miners and save lives.
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Sadie Davidson

The helmet includes detection systems incorporating gas/polluted atmosphere, motion and impact characteristics and active and passive location.

It also includes numerous communication systems, such as warnings by vibration, LED lights and sound, text messaging and SOS.

The companies are in the process of researching and designing an Oxon oxygen safety helmet system, connecting the Charger 10 one-hour belt wearable non-explosive oxygen unit that will dock to a mine safety helmet design, using a rear recessed mounted oxygen connector and attached pivoted/sliding full vision face mask and neck shield.

It will allow miners to quickly and easily connect and disconnect the chemical oxygen generator, without removing or discarding helmets and be able to move on to a cache and dock to the Charger 150 three-hour unit.

An electronic advanced system of sensors and communication tools and a LED headlamp can be easily mounted to the Oxon oxygen safety helmet.

Presistem and IAT are already considering applications of the Angel helmet for other sectors such as firefighting and construction.

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