Apart from using new technologies, more advanced supply chains should protect the health of the workers and ensure their safety. Ergonomics projects should be seen as a fundamental element of any company’s strategy for productivity improvement.

However, they must first recognize and remedy the activities, attitudes or situations that may cause injuries or compromise the health of the worker. To do this, companies can make use of new technologies such as IoT and implement a safety monitor that detects anomalies or risks in order to warn of and prevent injuries.

At the BISITE Group we work on the design of different safety solutions for risk prevention in the workplace, such as Smart PPE made of intelligent fabric, sensors and actuators, with which the state of the worker and the environment can be monitored, forming an interconnected network of sensors. We have also developed a helmet, belt and bracelet for monitoring the vital signs and analysing the working environment.

Our solution goes beyond the incorporation of sensitized PPE; we are committed to the education and training of workers and to this end, we have created an integral solution consisting of a visualization platform and Augmented Reality technology which can be used to train workers and keep them updated on Occupational Risk Prevention (ORP).

One of the main objectives is to improve the safety of workers in sectors where the risk of an accident is high. Therefore, the solutions that are implemented must be designed with the human factor in mind. The IoT and sensing allow us to obtain valuable information that will help us propose solutions with a clear vision of the working ecosystem.

At BISITE, in addition to designing and carrying out projects, we are committed to training in new technologies. To this end, we offer degrees such as the Master in Internet of Things or the Master in Industry 4.0, whose graduates become highly qualified professionals, at the forefront of the new industrial revolution.




Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.