April 2019


Trends in ... wearables

‘An extra layer of protection’

In relation to the workplace, what does the term “wearables” mean? According to Safety+Health Associate Editor Alan Ferguson’s March 2019 article:

“In the safety world, ‘wearables’ can include ‘smart’ personal protective equipment, glasses with heads-up displays and hard hats with sensors. What most of these devices have in common is they give safety professionals and other employees a set of watchful eyes to help ensure the health and well-being of the workforce, particularly lone workers.”

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Helmet cooler

The High-Visibility Helmet Fan Attachment for Full-Brim Helmets with AA Battery Box’s fan attachment sends air into the helmet to release heat and humidity buildup, at the same time providing a cool sensation in the head, face and neck area.
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Smart belt

SmartBelt is a wearable belt that sends an incredible amount of previously unavailable worker data to the cloud via Wi-Fi.
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Gas monitor

The BW Solo is a lightweight, intelligent, portable gas monitor with Bluetooth low-energy connectivity that provides real-time visibility into the status and safety of hazardous-area workers, helping organizations respond faster to safety incidents.
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Smart glasses

Professional Grade AR DAQRI Smart Glasses enable workers to visualize and interact with 3D and digital content in the real world.
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