Smartwear for workplace health and safety

Developing a wirelessly-charged, smart, wearable system to monitor the health and safety conditions of staff when working in difficult environments.

We are developing a wirelessly charged, smart, wearable system to monitor the health and safety conditions of staff when working in difficult environments such as mining, construction, factories, farming, and emergency services to increase workplace productivity and safety.

The system consists of a health monitoring command centre realised in the computing cloud that is connected to sensors integrated into the working gear including a wristband and motion sensors embedded in knee pads that wirelessly communicate and continuously evaluate workers' physical daily work and productivity.

The outcome of this project will be the first prototype of the smart wearable system and sensory working gear that consist of the following innovations:

  • a new low-power and low latency wireless body area network that connects multiple sensors;
  • new algorithms and data analytics methods to measure health metrics of workers including level of fatigue, dehydration, and osteoarthritis;
  • real-time health monitoring and alert system; and
  • magnetic resonance-based wireless charging technology

This research is a collaboration between Networked Society Institute and Chushan Technology.

Research Team

Jiangsu Research Team

Peng Hao, CEO, Chushan Technology

Jianguo Cui, Director of Hardware and Supply Chain, Chushan Technology

Chen Zhou, Director of Software and Cloud R&D, Chushan Technology

Funding

This project is supported by a grant from the State Government Victoria via the Victoria-Jiangsu Program for Technology and Innovation R&D.

Jiangsu ties a boost for Victoria by Denham Sadler, 4 September 2017, InnovationAus.com

Victoria strengthening R&D ties with Jiangsu, 19 May 2017, Premier of Victoria media release