View this recording to learn about strategies for identifying, evaluating and using wearable technology that can make you and your employees healthier and safer while working in agriculture. The session also included ideas for how you might integrate these devices in to your management framework with a goal of increasing wellness and decreasing injuries and illnesses. Some examples of wearable technology in farming include using heat and humidity monitors to prevent heat illness, and heart rate monitors to help fit tasks to the individuals and prevent over-exertion.
Presenter: Aaron Yoder, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has a diverse background in agricultural systems and engineering, with specific training and expertise in interventions and training programs related to occupational safety and health for agricultural workers. Most recently, Aaron has been exploring ways wearable technology can help prevent injuries and support the health of agricultural workers.
The session was recorded on May 18, 2021.