The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recognized Matrix as this year’s Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards winner in the Coal Sector. Honorees are selected for the significant advancements they have made to enhance mine safety by applying technology or improved processes in innovative ways.
The announcement reads as follows:
Matrix Design Group, subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NMA member) developed a system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to prevent collisions of mobile surface equipment, as well as collisions involving machines and workers. The system uses a network of rugged cameras paired with AI and computer vision technology to alert operators to blind spots and hazards. The adaptable system can be set as a Collision Warning System or as a Collision Avoidance System with controls to slow or stop equipment.