Wearable computing systems installed in helmets have emerged as the new weapon in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning among construction workers, according to new research in the United States.

An award-winning paper written by a research team at Virginia Tech College describes carbon monoxide poisoning as a potentially lethal danger faced by construction workers around the world as exhaust from gasoline-powered hand tools can build up and overcome the tools’ users and co-workers in enclosed spaces. By integrating a…