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  • New wearable device prevents spread of viruses by stopping users touching their face

    28 May 2020

    A UK-based company has developed a new technology which prevents the spread of harmful viruses by preventing people repeatedly touching their faces. The new Protactus technology works by the user wearing simple wrist straps and a neck device. Any time the user brings their hand close to their face, the neck device gives off an audible alarm to warn the user....

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  • Digitalisation for a new age

    14 May 2020

    In 2020, there have been and will be many developments across all industries where explosive atmospheres mean strict rules need to be adhered to....

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  • Improving workplace health and safety with wearable technology

    14 May 2020

    There have been many arguments made about how the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could replace the role of workers across numerous industries. However, the reality is that full automation is not a pragmatic approach and will not be a realistic goal for years to come, despite impressive advancements in technology....

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  • Digital transformation in oil and gas

    14 May 2020

    Digital transformation has been at the forefront of every industry. Market intelligence company IDC predicts that worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach US$2.3 trillion in 2023. The oil and gas industry will be part of that expenditure, but simply changing paper or analogue-based information into digital is not enough to realise the overall benefits digital transformation has to offer in the long term....

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  • Next generation electrical safety

    14 May 2020

    Canadian company Proxxi has developed a technology from the ground up to improve safety around low and high voltage workplaces....

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Smart glasses and headsets remove distractions and reduce error rates 14 May 2020

Vuzix, a manufacturer of Augmented Reality (AR) technology, has developed several smart headsets and smart glasses. The Vuzix M400 headset is optimised for harsh environments having been two-metre drop-tested and IP67 rated for waterproof and dustproof operation....

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Successful deployment of autonomous hauling system in Australian coal mine 14 May 2020

Rajant Corporation and Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia are improving operational safety and productivity through the use of autonomous haulage systems in an Australian coal mine....

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New body-heat mode in explosion-proof CUBE 800 thermal imaging camera 11 May 2020

Librestream has announced all-new features for the Ex-Camera CUBE 800. The features will be available in May with the next firmware release and Onsight Connect application updates....

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Introducing ELEKSEN Safer Space 11 May 2020

Wearable Technologies Limited has developed a social distancing solution which may enable large industrial customers to stay open or expedite their reopening when the lockdown restrictions are eased....

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Explosion-proof ATEX Zone 2 smart watch 11 May 2020

Atexxo Manufacturing has announced that the Apple Smart Watch S5 is now suitable for use in hazardous locations. The explosion-proof smart watches are originally manufactured by Apple then converted and certified according to the ATEX directives by Atexxo Manufacturing....

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