Honeywell, Intel demonstrate personal connected safety solution

Honeywell personal safety

Honeywell and  Intel demonstrated Honeywell Connected Worker, a prototype of a personal connected safety solution.

The offering is aimed at industrial workers and first responders to reduce workplace injury and improve productivity.

The prototype was shown at Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Insights Day, an annual showcase featuring innovative IoT hardware and software in development by Intel and partnering companies.

Honeywell Industrial Safety President Carl Johnson said the solution is a major breakthrough for worker safety and productivity that will revolutionize the industrial workplace.

How it works? Honeywell explains

The Honeywell solution includes a Mobile Hub that collects and provides sensor fusion, which refers to data collected from a variety of sensors on a worker that are compiled to provide a broader and more accurate picture of what that worker is experiencing.

The Mobile Hub pulls data from a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), a heart rate monitor, and several Intel Quark SE microcontroller based devices, including a toxic gas monitor, an activity detection device, and a non-verbal gesture device. The solution monitors workers for toxic gas exposure, breathing, heart rate, posture and motion.

The resulting data and actionable intelligence is displayed remotely on a visual, cloud-based dashboard, giving plant managers and incident commanders the information needed to better anticipate unsafe conditions and prevent potential “man-down” scenarios.

In addition, the data can be used to prevent equipment failure that could create unsafe conditions or costly downtime.

“The joint use case from Honeywell and Intel demonstrates an industrial wearable solution for a connected worker to help protect workers from unexpected and previously undetected risks in industrial environments,” said Doug Davis, senior vice president of the Intel IoT Group.

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