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  • HSE calls for partners in Wearables in the Workplace Shared Research Programme

    13 November 2019

    As part of its cross-industry collaboration safety project series, the UK Health and Safety Executive has called for industry and academic partners to join its wearable technology shared research programme....

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  • Smart IIoT glove receives $40M investment

    13 November 2019

    IIoT wearable provider ProGlove has developed a solution to improve the efficiency of scanning processes in a variety of industries. Founded in 2014, ProGlove released a handsfree barcode scanner in the form of a glove in 2016. ...

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  • Everbridge partners with RiskBand to deliver wearable security

    13 November 2019

    Everbridge has partnered with RiskBand, a provider of wearable, live-monitored safety devices for organisations and their workers. The alliance is part of Everbridge’s strategy to reach the broadest set of workers, including those that may not always have ready access to a mobile phone, such as lone workers in the field. ...

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  • Next generation welding helmet includes latest technology

    13 November 2019

    3M has launched a new Speedglas Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01. It is available with two filter options and offers Natural Colour Technology for more realistic colour in all states; adjustable airflow; increased configuration versatility for added protection against radiation, sparks and spatter; a Bluetooth app; and an optional helmet-mounted task light....

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  • MIT and Eni develop Safety++ wearables

    13 November 2019

    Researchers at MIT have been collaborating with Italian oil company Eni on the Safety ++ project which explores innovative solutions to improve worker safety in extreme environments. The MIT Design Lab has designed an entire ecosystem of connected objects....

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Swift Technical to offer drone technology to increase safety, efficiency and security in the energy sector 07 November 2019

Swift Technical, the services division of Airswift, a workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has announced a partnership with Drone Pilot. Austin-based Drone Pilot provides both outsourced and insourced unmanned air, ground, and maritime robotics services to the oil and gas industry....

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The role of software in safety 05 November 2019

Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) are changing the way that both individuals and companies detect risks in hazardous environments. Their prevalence in industry is increasing as companies look to modernise and improve their safety operations. ...

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Wearables & PPE in Industry 4.0 04 November 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is seeing changes in every aspect of manufacturing and resource extraction, including worker safety. While 20th century personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue to be necessary in hazardous environments, the need for personnel to enter those environments is decreasing. ...

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Smart and wearable personal protective equipment - Early product success could pave way for broader adoption 01 November 2019

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about connected workers and smart and wearable products being the future of the personal and protective equipment (PPE) industry. This article by Sanjiv Bhaskar of Frost & Sullivan looks at some of the results from the company’s recent research into this sector and highlights possible future trends....

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Personnel location technology on an offshore super-complex in the Persian Gulf 28 August 2019

The Al Nasr super-complex consists of many platforms, towers and facilities off the United Arab Emirates. In this. In this article, Dr Charlotte Richardson of S3 ID discusses the different radio location technologies used on the project and explores the benefits of each. ...

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