How AI Can Reduce Injuries in the Construction Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.

Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints, knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices in training programs. This represents another important contribution engineers can make to improving worker health and safety, like this project to create haptic gloves for repetitive strain injuries. read more >>