PRO BETON, an eminent concrete producer has integrated Wearin’s IoT solutions into its lone worker protection equipment , which sends immediate alertst to the control center in case of an accident and detects falls with unrivalled reliability. Wearin’, a startup under the Conextivity Group, has come up with an extraordinary Internet of Things (IoT) fall detection and alert solution. This innovative technology has been seamlessly integrated into the lone worker protection equipment of PRO BETON since November 20 and this collaboration marks a significant stride in ensuring the safety of machine operators and cleaners working on production sites, even during non-traditional working hours.
At the core of Wearin’s solution is the Wearin’ Brain, a device attached to the worker’s vest that serves as the hub for advanced safety alert and detection systems. This includes a manual alert mechanism via the Wearin’ SOS button, an inertial sensor for automatic fall detection, and GPS for precise location tracking. The Wearin’ Brain communicates in real-time with a digital platform, forming a robust IoT ecosystem. All data and alerts are seamlessly transmitted to the Wearin’ dashboard integrated into the central monitoring system, empowering the control center to respond promptly to emergencies.
Éric Guillot, Director of PRO BETON, emphasizes the optimum importance of reliable safety solutions for lone workers operating in challenging environments. He notes, “The reliability of the solution, in particular its advanced automatic fall detection system, makes the difference in securing lone working time and meeting the comfort and safety needs of our employees. As they work alone in a noisy, high-risk environment, it’s crucial for them to be able to rely on cutting-edge technology that incorporates all the necessary safety features so that the safety control center can intervene in a timely and appropriate manner in the event of an accident.”
Wearin’s fall detection sensor, a pivotal component of the solution, stands out for its unparalleled reliability. Unlike less advanced competitors, Wearin’s sensor significantly minimizes the risk of false positives that can lead to user frustration and system disconnection. Aurélie Balsa, Embedded Software Manager at Wearin’, highlights this critical differentiator, stating, “The critical problem faced by this type of system is the frequency of false positives and the impact they have on the worker. The detection provided by other products less advanced than ours is sometimes so unreliable that users, annoyed by repeated false alarms, end up disconnecting the system altogether. Wearin’s solution comprises hardware, firmware and embedded algorithms. Based on data from our accelerometer and gyroscope, our algorithms reduce false positives to less than 1%, to the great satisfaction of users, who find it all the easier to adhere to this security system.”
Alvaro Goncalves, Technical Director at Wearin’, sheds light on the Wearin’ Brain’s multifaceted capabilities, “The Brain contains the SOS button, the fall detection sensor, the GPS system, a 10-hour battery enabling it to last an entire shift of PRO BETON employees without additional charging, as well as the LTE module for secure data transmission to the alarm center.”
Jonathan Brossard, CEO of Conextivity Group, expresses satisfaction with the Wearin’ IoT platform, emphasizing its responsiveness to the evolving needs of the lone worker market. He notes, “The trend we’re seeing in this sector is a strong and genuine concern on the part of companies for the health and safety of their employees. These companies no longer want to limit themselves to ticking the boxes on safety checklists provided by regulatory authorities. They demand real solutions to the real-life issues specific to their operations. In this respect, Wearin’ provides an end-to-end connectivity solution that is not only ultra-reliable, but also modular and scalable, capable of adapting to the specific security typologies and requirements of each client organization.”