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Recently, due to the mine accidents, world obliged to face dramatic results regarding human lives. Since worker safety should always come first, mine conditions should not only be checked through environment sensors as in existing techniques. VitaLink is a wearable smart device enables to communicate in cases of emergency such as a decrease in oxygen level of blood, dramatic changes of pulse value and inactivity of miner. Also via VitaLink, every miner can send an emergency call directly to operator. With the data obtained, operator can define the location of miner in order to send rescue.
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY