Wearable Tech in Mining - Thematic Research

Wearable Tech in Mining - Thematic Research


GlobalData's “Wearable Tech in Mining” analyses how wearable technology is affecting the global metals & mining industry now, in addition to key trends shaping across the industry.

Wearable technology, which includes smart hats, watches, glasses and clothing, is being increasingly used in the mining, particularly as a means of improving safety on the mine site. GlobalData’s latest mine-site survey shows over half of mines have invested to some extent in wearables, with the greatest penetration in Australia. Companies adopting the technology include Rio Tinto, BHP, Anglo American and Newcrest, amongst others.

the mining industry remain in an incredibly dangerous line of work, even in the modern world. The mining depths required for mineral or precious metal exploration come with a whole host of risks for miners, from poisonous gases and heat to geological instabilities which can cause cave-ins. While on the surface there is the risk of collisions. Wearable technology has the potential to greatly decrease risk to miners, and increase productivity through a variety of different methods, including enabling on-site personnel to carry out repairs or advanced work with offsite guidance.


  • This report provides how the wearable technology works.
  • It analyzes its impact on mining industry.
  • It provides specific explanations of how wearable could change the way mining companies operate.
  • It offers an analysis of how regulators are likely to respond to the rise of wearables.
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  • Build an understanding of wearable technology and its applications in metals & mining industry.
  • Find out how mining companies are utilizing wearables to obtain notable results.
  • It identifies key trends in this technology theme.
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  • The report also offers a technology briefing, highlighting how drone technology has developed and how it works.

  • Introduction
  • Impact of wearable tech on mining industry
    • Table Figure 1: Wearable tech is preventing HAV
    • Table Figure 2: Wearable tech is eliminating fatigue-related accidents
  • Players
    • Table Figure 3: Who are the big players in the wearable tech industry and what do they do?
  • Technology briefing
    • Input
    • Output
    • Platform technologies
    • Power sources
  • Trends
    • Applications of wearable tech in mining
      • Table Applications of wearable tech in mining
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Penetration of wearable technology in mining
      • Table Figure 4: Do you expect to invest in/ invest further in, over the next 2 years
      • Table Figure 5: Do you expect to invest in/ invest further in, over the next 2 years
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 6: Wearables tech revenue to more than double over five years
      • Table Figure 7: Smartwatches to increase market share between 2018 and 2023
      • Table Figure 8: Smartwatches to propel wearable tech revenue growth
    • Competitive analysis
      • Table Figure 9: Five companies commanded two-thirds of the global wearables market in 2018
      • Table Figure 10: Apple is the leader across multiple geographies and Xiaomi is emerging as a leading player in the lucrative North American market
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 11: The story of wearable technologies
    • Use cases in other industries
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 12: Wearable technology is one of six distinct IoT markets
    • App layer
    • Data layer
    • Connectivity layer
    • Device layer
      • Table Figure 13: Smartwatches
      • Table Figure 14: Smart glasses
      • Table Figure 15: Fitness trackers
      • Table Figure 16: Smart clothes
      • Table Figure 17: Hearables
  • Companies
    • Mining companies
      • Table Mining companies
    • Technology companies
      • Table Technology companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Appendix: Our thematic research methodology
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    • Traditional research does a poor job of picking winners and losers
    • That is why we developed our "thematic engine"
    • How do we create our sector scorecards?
      • Table Figure 18: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
    • What is in our sector scorecards?
    • How do we score companies in our thematic screen?
    • How our research reports fit into our overall thematic research ecosystem
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