Hexagon partners with Fatigue Science

Hexagon’s Mining division is partnering with Canada-based Fatigue Science, a provider of fatigue and performance predictive analytics and fatigue management information systems, to enhance its MineProtect safety portfolio.
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Platform will allow the company to provide predictive fatigue insights to mine leadership

Fatigue Science's Readi is a 360° fatigue management platform designed to deliver historical, real-time and forecasted insights into workforce fatigue. Fatigue Science said that the solution is built on scientifically validated biomathematical models that quantify and predict the effects of sleep disruption on reaction time and cognitive effectiveness, which are key elements of fatigue. Organisations such as mining companies use the software to optimise operations, reduce risk, and increase productivity — both at an individual- and enterprise-level.

Hexagon said that leveraging its MineEnterprise and MineProtect portfolios with actionable data from the Fatigue Science Readi platform will allow the company to provide predictive fatigue insights to mine leadership, HSE teams, front-line supervisors and operators themselves.

Ryan Hawes, Vice-President, MineProtect at Hexagon, said: "We're thrilled to be partnering with Fatigue Science, whose record in enhancing safety and productivity across mining, heavy industry and other complex organisations speaks for itself. We couldn't be more aligned on our core belief, namely the most important assets coming out of a mine are the people who make mining possible."

Andrew Morden, CEO of Fatigue Science, added: "We are delighted to join forces with Hexagon to address the large and rapidly growing need we're seeing - particularly in mining - for a comprehensive, data-driven solution that maximises human performance and reduces operator risk. With Readi's scientifically validated predictive data on operator fatigue, and Hexagon's proven solutions for real-time operator alertness and collision avoidance, mining firms now have a 360° view of the risks and opportunities that affect their workforce, all on a single platform."

In June 2019, Hexagon released HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System Light Vehicle (OAS-LV), a fatigue and distraction detection unit for light vehicles.

In October 2020, Fatigue Science released a 14-Day Fatigue Forecasting solution to predict risks and performance issues caused by tiredness up to two weeks in advance.