Safety Technology & Smart PPE
Smart ventilation, smart logistics, smart maintenance, smart machines, and other smart systems continuously exchange information with themselves and with human workers to drive safety solutions in harsh working climates.
What is Smart PPE?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is anything used or worn by a worker onsite to reduce their health and safety risk. This includes, but is not limited to, high-visibility clothing, hard hats, earplugs and gloves. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the significant need for workers' safety in their environments, as well as the need for high-quality, durable and readily available PPE.
Smart PPE is the next generation of risk-prevention technology, able to connect the worker over Bluetooth, the internet, smartphones, and cloud-based analytics platforms. Smart PPE delivers real-time safety information or alerts to workers in the field and their supervisors remotely, and has the capacity to send critical data and location information, minimise exposure to hazards, and automatically adjust to internal and external conditions.
Canaria Technologies meets the increasing demand for smart PPE with the Canaria-V, a sleek, non-invasive earpiece that provides real-time alerts to minimise workers' risks and ensure safety.
The Canaria-V employs transmissive photoplethysmography (PPG) technology in the wearable device to monitor heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration, blood oxygen levels, and core body temperature in the wearer. Ambient data is also collected, to contextualise the wearer’s physiology in their environment and alert to potentially hazardous conditions that may cause Cognitive Fatigue and Heat Stress. As such, the Canaria-V device provides a non-invasive, economical solution for heavy industry and has the potential to save millions of lives globally.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is any clothing, equipment, or substance designed to protect the worker from hazards in their environment - face & eye coverings, ear plugs, head protection, covered footwear, protective clothing, and hand protection. Smart PPE employs wearable technology to provide precision health monitoring in real time.
Smart devices like helmets, ear muffs, and face masks can aid communication in loud or low-visibility environments.
Smart cooling and heating elements can respond to core body and external temperatures to optimise workers' health in otherwise inhospitable environments.
Active PPE such as smart lockout/tag out and laser-enabled emergency stop devices can prevent equipment-related injuries.
Light-emitting or light-reflecting garments such as safety vests can provide high visibility.
Environmental sensors in clothing or worn externally can monitor gas, chemicals, heat, and sound, with the potential to alarm when hazardous thresholds are reached.
The Canaria-V is a non-invasive, wearable device that measures changes in the wearer’s physiology via PPG technology and extracts metrics related to Cognitive Fatigue and Heat Stress. The device functions as an early warning system that has the potential to revolutionise the Smart PPE industry and save countless lives in the industrial sector.
We work with our clients to provide full integration into their daily routine, with end-to-end training, account management and a 24/7 customer help desk portal, we ensure that the Canaria Technologies Platform is utilised to the full extent of its capability throughout the entire client journey.
Transmissive PPG and propriety algorithms provide >99% accuracy of cardiorespiratory function. The Canaria-V is equipped with modular and adjustable design features, providing maximum personalised comfort when fitted behind the ear of any wearer.
Our quality-controlled Data Management process and cloud infrastructure adhere to best practices for data anonymisation, storage, and privacy. This along with encrypted transfer and storage means users can be assured their personal information is safe and secure.
The Canaria Platform includes a real-time app for wearers of the Canaria-V to see their live biometric data, whilst supervisors/managers can see a holistic view of their workforce through an app and desktop dashboard. The Canaria Analytics Suite can integrate with other enterprise software,