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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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AR and VR may hold the key to highly efficient industrial maintenance 22 August 2019

Modern virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are more than quirky arcade attractions, they offer a wealth of benefits to food and beverage maintenance engineers. Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial VR specialist Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how VR could redefine industrial maintenance and enhance food plant safety. ...

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Washable electronic textiles 19 August 2019

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) are helping to usher in an even smarter era of wearable products by developing a transistor with a fibre structure, giving it the characteristics of a textile while allowing it to be inserted into clothing and retain an adequate level of functionality even after being washed....

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Industry 4.0 on your wrist 16 August 2019

Munich startup WORKERBASE has devised a solution which combines Industry 4.0 software with a smartwatch specifically designed for industrial use. The watch comes bundled with a backend solution....

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Amazon belts help avoid robot injuries 15 August 2019

Amazon staff in the US wear special belts to stop robot colleagues from inadvertently injuring them. With more than 100,000 robots in its warehouses, worker safety needs to be a top priority for Amazon – especially since a number of human-robot incidents have been reported....

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Remote assistance smart glasses 14 August 2019

AMA (XpertEye) and Iristick are working together to bring about a new era in remote assistance for the deskless workforce....

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Progea AR app provides head-up display information on smart glasses 14 August 2019

Progea has developed an augmented reality (AR) app that incorporates Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) onto smart glasses. By superimposing digital information onto physical objects, the AR HMIs empower factory workers to interact with machines and manufacturing processes virtually....

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