Equivital has received the IECEx, ATEX and Class 1, Division 1 certification for its product, the EQ02 LifeMonitor. The system can now be used in hazardous and explosive environments in Europe and North America, as well as other countries that recognise these standards. According to the company this is the first body worn multi parameter physiological sensor system to receive this certification. ATEX is a directive mandating the testing and certification of equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres established by the European Union in 2003. The IECEx provides assurance that equipment and systems are manufactured and operated according to International Standards of safety. The EQ02 LifeMonitor, a body worn sensor that logs and transmits mobile human performance data in real time, has been adapted to meet the demands of the hazardous worker environment. Equivital’s Black Ghost system uses data sent from the EQ02 LifeMonitor as well as other sources of relevant data including GPS and weather to provide continuous, real-time safety, welfare and wellbeing monitoring. The system has been designed to be used by workers that operate in challenging and potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as petrochemical processing plants and offshore drilling rigs. It gives real-time information on worker safety and welfare and to improve site operational efficiency.