Mining Publication: Video Motion Detection for Real-Time Hazard Warnings in Surface Mines

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Original creation date: February 2004

Authors: EL McHugh

Conference Paper - February 2004

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20026093

2004 SME Annual Meeting, Feb 23-25, Denver, Colorado, preprint 04-74. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2004 Feb; :1-9

Digital camera and computer technologies can be used to monitor mine slopes and provide real-time warning of rock falls. NIOSH researchers assembled a surveillance system using low-cost video cameras and computer software from the security industry to test its effectiveness. The system is designed to signal an alarm when motion is detected and to record images of the scene. Masking can restrict motion detection to specific areas within the camera view; sensitivity is adjustable. The time-stamped images provide a record that can help reconstruct and quantify an event. Video motion detection can augment standard monitoring methods to increase safety in surface mines.

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Conference Paper - February 2004

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20026093

2004 SME Annual Meeting, Feb 23-25, Denver, Colorado, preprint 04-74. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2004 Feb; :1-9


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