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Mine sites have long used urine testing to gauge how hydrated workers are but this is not always practical and is becoming less ideal with a growing female workforce. MX3 Diagnostics has developed a much more user-friendly system—a handheld saliva swab which provides an instant result as to how hydrated the worker is. The device was rolled out at Newcrest’s Telfer mine in 2020 as a trial and has since being picked up by other companies through word of mouth.
The CORE Exchange will bring together innovators and industry in a virtual conference environment to showcase the best of Australian innovation in the energy and resources sector. As part of the event they announced the inaugural 'Hot 30', to include MX3 Diagnostics.
Cutting edge Victorian technology designed to give athletes an advantage during competition is being rolled out at mines across Australia to improve the health of miners. Dehydration in mines reduces worker concentration and efficiency while increasing the risk of long-term health issues. Hydration testing at mines can be inconvenient, inaccurate and invasive but that’s changed thanks to a new product designed and engineered right here in Melbourne.