Monitoring workers and providing them with right information (and communication tools) for each work task, can significantly increase the safety situation in an industrial working environment.

Maintenance workers can be instructed in the safety procedures and on how to perform specific tasks “on the go” using augmented/virtual reality. Other high risks tasks will be automated or semi-automated using human-robot interactions, which will radically transform some industrial jobs and make them safer and more efficient.

As an example, tracking technologies will help site safety managers to rapidly locate lone workers during evacuations or in case of an acute health emergency.

Key words:

  • Tracking technologies
  • Exoskeleton
  • Crowd monitoring and management
  • Real-time information
  • Decentral communication
  • Smart industrial plants
  • Immersive safety tools & concepts