M1T tries to improve industrial security with 1nternet of things and wearable devices

1n the wearable field, the conventional form of bracelet and watch has long been known by people, and it seems that there are not many innovative breakthroughs. According to a forecast report from Gartner, global shipments of smart clothing will exceed wrist wearable devices by 26 million in 2016, and become the largest category of wearable devices. 1 just want to say that watches and bracelets don’t go away well

recently, M1T has launched a research on the application of wearable technology and 1nternet of things to develop the prototype of 1nternet of things, safey + +, in an attempt to improve industrial safety. 1n the future, insurance companies, government regulators and occupational safety and health personnel will encourage workers to wear safety devices

M1T has developed saftey + +, a prototype of 1nternet of things (1OT), which applies wearable technology and 1OT. According to NetworkWorld, mitdesignlab’s interdisciplinary team, led by M1T Media Lab researcher Guillermo Bernal, is trying to improve industrial security with the 1nternet of things and wearable devices

this research is based on the energy industry. 1t was tested in the refinery of enispa group, an 1talian energy giant. At the same time, it interviewed the managers and workers of the refinery. 1t also recorded the film of the manufacturing site for research. According to the research results, the prototype saftey + + was designed to avoid the following four risks for workers

firstly, contact with chemical and physical substances is one of the most common hazards in the energy industry. Secondly, people are injured. The energy industry often requires workers to monitor vast areas alone. 1n case of accident or heart disease, they are unable to ask for help due to unconsciousness. The third is falling from a height, which accounts for 4 / 7 of the deaths caused by occupational disasters in Europe’s refining industry. The fourth is lifting heavy objects. Workers may be injured because they overestimate themselves or make mistakes in confirmation

the prototype of the wearable vest for workers developed by M1T has built-in sensors for respiration, heartbeat and skin resistance sensing (GSR), in which GSR can measure emotional state. The vest contains 16 tactile devices, which are connected to a 32-bit ARM processor together with these sensors, and then connect the vest to the outer jacket

the jacket is equipped with environmental sensors to measure air quality, noise level, smoke and harmful substances in the air. Workers and plant managers will be informed of any danger

the stress sensor built in the work shoes can monitor the workers’ gravity load. Once the gravity load exceeds the workers’ bearing range, the work shoes will continue to vibrate until the normal load is restored, and the nearby workers will also find that their colleagues need assistance. The 1OT system also includes a safety collar to protect workers at height, with built-in wireless modules and pressure sensors

after wearing this vest, workers will keep in touch with colleagues and factory managers through ZigBee network. Biosensors are transmitted individually to analyze and evaluate the life status of workers. The jacket will send out injury warning and monitor the whole working environment at any time. The pressure sensor built in the safety ring can ensure that the safety ring can connect workers at any time. Altimeters and positioning sensors monitor whether workers climb dangerous heights< 1n the future, insurance companies, government regulators and occupational safety and health personnel will encourage workers to wear safety devices. These devices are expected to combine this prototype concept to create a safer working environment

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