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A rugged band worn around the wrist monitors vital signs and environmental factors. This alerts employees to signs of heat stress. It also provides other valuable information, such as a sudden change in posture indicating a trip or fall, and the wearer’s exertion level.
Finally, a location badge can be activated by the wearer to send an alert, allowing help to be dispatched far more quickly and accurately in the event of a threat or injury. Amey - part of the
“We found that the tech is transferable to other situations and could potentially provide a wealth of data about the wellbeing of our people which will help us improve general safety,” said Kehoe. “We have more work to do to evaluate the market and look at ways to make the tech useable every day for our people.”
2958 Amey said it has successfully conducted trials of wearable biometric and location device safety technology that could reduce risks to drivers and lone workers.