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.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.