Our UPPER project (aUgmented reality and smart personal protective equipment (PPE) for intelligent pRevention of occupational hazards and accessibility), aims to improve the safety of workers, especially in sectors where the risk of suffering an accident is high. We propose the use of PPE designed with smart textiles, sensors and actuators that monitor the state of the worker and the environment, forming an interconnected sensor network.

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Occupational accidents are a major industrial concern. Luckily, current technological advances provide us with timely monitoring and prevention solutions that can reduce the accident occurrence rate significantly.

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The team working on the project has not only designed PPE equipment with smart textiles, but it has also created a comprehensive solution that uses Augmented Reality and a visualization platform, for improved training in Occupational Risk Prevention (ORP).

UPPER has been funded by the Ministry of Employment of the Junta of Castile and Leon. It is a promising project that is likely to have a significant impact on industries.

 

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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