UA Licenses Mining Safety Game to Engage Trainees

Recently retired University of Arizona mining and geological engineering professor Mary Poulton and UA researchers have come up with a game-like interactive training program for miners that promises to keep trainees engaged and thinking.

"We know from teaching that sitting there, staring at a screen, listening, is not a way to engage people," Poulton said in an interview with Tech Launch Arizona. "It doesn't make people more safety conscious and it doesn't lead to better safety behaviors at the job site."

The University of Arizona has licensed the interactive training program to startup Desert Saber. Check out the local coverage of this story in the Arizona Daily Star.

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