Safety wearables: Potential
The potential for wearables to improve workplace safety is extensive. We see possible applications in a range of industries, including logistics, construction, oil & gas, shipbuilding, defence, security & protection and emergency services. Here, safety wearables can help prevent workplace incidents and accidents by:
- Detecting dangerous situations: For example, sensors can be used to detect imminent safety hazards, e.g. noxious gases or incoming vehicles, the handling of too (many) heavy loads, unhealthy postures, or the occurrence of accidents in remote locations.
- Alerting the wearer (or other parties): Haptic feedback (vibration) alerts are both intuitive and effective. More importantly, they don’t require workers to take their hands, eyes or ears off their work. Similarly, the wearable could work in conjunction with the wearer’s mobile phone, to communicate alerts to other parties.
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Our innovations in safety
Together with partners (Royal Netherlands Army, Teijin Smart Safety, etc), we’ve developed a range of smart safety wearables that take protective work clothing to the next level:
- The Smartshoulder keeps service engineers safer in remote locations: It is a smart safety vest that features a man-down alarm, panic button and automatic lighting.
- The Mission Navigation Belt lets soldiers navigate more safely. This intuitive tactile navigation belt keeps hands, eyes and ears free to concentrate on their surroundings and mission.
- Sentaz Tactile Navigation helps first responders navigate more safely through car seat tactile navigation.
A selection of our safety wearables
What our development partners & end users are saying:
”With their experience in quickly developing concepts into market-ready wearables, Elitac Wearables was the logical and proven product development partner for the SmartShoulder project.John Vlaming, Teijin Smart SafetySmart Shoulder development partner
”The cooperation with Elitac Wearables was very fruitful. They always keep the end user in mind and are very pragmatic in their approach to solving soldiers’ problems. The Mission Navigation Belt is a good result of this.Major Van Veen, Royal Netherlands ArmyMission Navigation Belt development partner
”The tactile feedback is beneficial for navigation, especially in the dark. You are more certain of your exact location and the direction you are going and less dependent on landmarks and hand signals.Royal Netherlands Army soldierMission Navigation Belt user
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