Equivital was selected to monitor the health of miners competing in the International Mines Rescue Competition in Sudbury, Canada.
Mine rescue teams from around the globe met in Sudbury, Canada, from the 19th – 26th August for the 10th International Mines Rescue Competition (IMRC).
Twenty-seven teams representing 13 nations competed in different events, including an underground rescue scenario, firefighting, first aid and more, to create a unique opportunity to share and learn new mine rescue techniques.
To ensure the safety of the competitors, Equivital’s Black Ghost system was deployed. Each miner was fitted with an intrinsically safe Equivital LifeMonitor to monitor their physiological responses throughout. Heart rate, breathing rate, core body temperature, heat strain, location, and other valuable data streams were displayed live, allowing onsite medical staff to make critical management decisions in the event of an injury or potential crisis.
Equivital was featured on the Canadian television station 'Northern Ontario CTV News' in coverage of this important international event. See the clip on the left.