German Bionic launches smart wearable tools to revolutionise workplace safety
Wearable technology manufacturer German Bionic has announced the launch of three new products that claim to revolutionise workplace safety in physically demanding jobs. Smart wearable tools include
• Smart Safety Vest
Smart SafetyVest is described as an advanced PPE garment that uses smart wearable sensors to collect and report on workplace ergonomics and productivity. Rechargeable smart sensor units upload data to a cloud-based software platform. In addition to collecting data insights, the vests can assess risks and provide recommendations to reduce the likelihood of injury.
• Apogee: AI-supported power suit
Apogee, new exoskeleton model is built to be ‘leaner, lighter, and more comfortable for long-term use’. It support lifting and walking with up to 30kg of lifting compensation. These tools are dust-proof and water-proof, using machine power to reduce fatigue in workers when undertaking manual labour.
German Bionic’s Cray X exoskeleton is in use with companies such as L’Oreal, JBS, Ecolab, and Lanxess plus many global logistics firms including DPD, as well as retailers such as Currys.
• German Bionic IO: the cloud-based software platform
New software platform, German Bionic IO, is intended to improve the measurability and visibility of workplace healthy and safety. It applies machine learning and AI technology to continuously learn and enhance safety effectiveness with the wearer’s every movement. Its Smart Safety Companion early warning system alerts users to instances of, for example, poor posture or excessive strain, and allows for these to be monitored and reported.
Norma Steller, Chief Product Officer of German Bionic, said: “With our new smart wearable tools, we are empowering hard-working people with the tools they need to do their jobs more safely and sustainably.”