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Understanding and Prevention of Shearer Injuries

Shearing is a physically demanding occupation accompanied with a range of potential injuries. This investment will utilise data from wearable sensors on the body of the shearer to identify primary contributors to the injury risk. The knowledge will support research into wearable assisted solutions for shearers, such as exoskeletons, to reduce the risk of injury while allowing the high degree of manoeuvrability required for shearing.

Project date

1 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2020

Principal investigator

Denny Oetomo

Research organisation

The University of Melbourne

Project led by

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Other rural industries Sheep Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Sheep Wool
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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