Wearable Technology in Mining – Thematic Research

Pages: 42 Published: October 31, 2020 Report Code: GDMIN-TR-S009

The mining industry remains 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 leading to cave-ins. Wearable technology has the potential to greatly decrease risk to miners, and increase productivity through a variety of different methods. Miners are prone to health issues and accidents while working in industrial settings involving remote locations, deep mines, extreme temperatures and pressure variations, as well as the presence of heavy equipment in these surroundings. In such conditions, wearable devices are able to capture vital statistics of the field workforce and monitor health conditions and transmit these to command centers in real-time.


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.

Reasons to Buy

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.

The report analyses the drone value chain by use case.

The report also offers a technology briefing, highlighting how drone technology has developed and how it works.

Key Players

Goldcorp Inc
Anglo American
Rio Tinto

Table of Contents



Impact of wearable tech on the mining industry

Technology trends

Macroeconomic trends

Regulatory trends

Industry analysis

Penetration of wearable technology in mining

Market Size and Growth Forecasts

Competitive Analysis

Mergers and Acquisitions

Strategic Alliances


Value chain

App layer



Data layer

Connectivity layer

Device layer


Smart glasses

Fitness trackers

Smart clothes



Tech companies

Wearable companies

Mining companies


Appendix: Our Thematic Research Methodology


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