Motion Metrics News

The latest news and technology in mining.


Proximity Detection

January 16th, 2017

Motion Metrics Awarded Canadian Patent for Proximity Detection

On December 27, Motion Metrics was awarded Canadian patent #2,781,349, “Method and Apparatus for Generating an Indication of an Object within an Operating Ambit of Heavy Loading Equipment,” for our ShovelMetrics™ Proximity Detection module. Co-invented by Dr. Shahram Tafazoli, Nima … Continue reading

August 19th, 2015

Avoiding A Collision Course

Collisions between large mining vehicles have the potential to cause serious injury and death. According to incident reports published by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, in the US alone there are upwards of ten fatalities caused by powered haulage … Continue reading

July 23rd, 2014

ShovelMetrics™ Proximity Detection Module Featured in African Mining Brief

African Mining Brief recently featured the ShovelMetrics™ Proximity Detection module as one of the major players of collision avoidance systems in mining. Collisions are not only costly, but also raise safety concerns. The Proximity Detection module of ShovelMetrics™ uses pulsed … Continue reading