Tech Bundle

Workplace Safety and Health

The field of workplace safety and health is evolving. With new changes in workplaces, workforce demographics and employee expectations, new solutions are also needed to enhance occupational safety and health.

We have curated a collection of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) that can help mitigate potential organisational risks. By adopting a mix of reactive to proactive and pre-emptive measures, businesses can create a conducive work environment that optimises productivity and their employees’ well-being.

Enhancing Construction Safety and Productivity with Video Analytics
Current methods of monitoring construction safety and productivity are tedious, costly and prone to human errors. Resulting in operations being non-compliant, dangerous and inefficient which leads to project delays, cost overruns and even reputational damage. This technology offers an enhanced safety and productivity tracking solution in the construction industry by leveraging on video analytics to detect safety hazards and high-risk scenarios as well as productivity insights. It provides actionable insights in the form of alerts, charts and reports to enable safety officers and project managers to make better-informed decisions for their operations.
Intelligent Video Analytics to Enhance Construction Worksite Safety
The Technology Offer is a computer vision system designed to enhance workspace safety through real-time detection of hazards and unsafe practices. By placing cameras at strategic locations around the worksite, and processing the video streams using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, the technology can automatically detect and alert operators of any safety breaches. The technology is also customizable for specific use-cases, safety violations, and different worksite environments.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for Digital Therapeutics and Brain Fitness Solutions
The platform assists and empowers health care professionals, researchers and third-party developers to develop their own solutions with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven platform. The AI platform works seamlessly with the company's award-winning portable EEG headset to provide developers with the ability to analyze the brain signals of users; measuring mental states including but not limited to attention, relaxation, mental workload and fatigue.  The technology reveals numerous potential avenues to explore complementary, intervention programs for mental wellness, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, rehabilitation programs for stroke patients, cognitive rehabilitation for seniors and other neurological issues. 
3D Digital Twin, Incident & Emergency Management Dashboard for Smart Buildings and Cities
Buildings and cities today are increasingly interconnected with sensors providing real-time information for security, facility, environmental and enterprise management applications. The exponential rise in the number of installed sensors brings out the challenge of real-time situation awareness to city and building managers i.e., the challenge of swiftly and correctly interpreting the real-time data avalanche, making decisions and responding to real-time situations. The unified management system, developed by a company with over 20 years of industry experience, interposes real-time data avalanche of sensor networks with 3D building information to provide comprehensive situation awareness to premise managers. Comprehensive real-time situation awareness in a single, unified view is provided in the following ways: Unified Situations: Integration with a diverse range of sensors, from live CCTV videos to access control systems, to network management systems and environmental sensors. Using the system’s open sensor API as a neutral platform, different “best-of-breed” sensor systems are unified. Unified Maps: Unlike traditional 2D map-based solutions which provide piecemeal situation views (as each map can represent only a specific floor or section), this technology converges all disparate plans and drawings into one single interactive 3D premise model rendering to enable managers to fully understand real-time situations in a single, unified view.
Digital Hygiene Map System for Indoor Space
Studies have shown that sharing of indoor space is a major infection risk for Covid-19. Cleaning and disinfection of shared public places such as shopping malls, libraries, etc., has become the frontline in the fight against the virus. While the sharing of indoor space is still inevitable in the post-pandemic state, new tools will be required to help visualize and manage the hygiene level of shared indoor space in the context of Covid-19. This Technology Offer is a lightweight, browser-based, readily deployable digital hygiene map system for indoor space hygiene management, which can be easily integrated into other related platforms. The digital hygiene map represents the hygiene level of places as a heatmap overlaid on top of a floorplan. The heatmap is modelled using multiple inputs, for example, human traffic count in spatial and temporal domain, time passed since last cleaning/disinfection, etc. In this way, the estate manager or cleaning supervisor can have an instant overview of where the potential non-hygienic hotspots are. Cleaners or disinfection robots can be sent to clean up the place in a pre-emptive way.
Augmented Reality (AR) Head Up Display to Enable Vehicular Operations Intelligence
The technology offer is an Augmented Reality (AR) through Head-Up Display (HUD) for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), in which a transparent display that presents data on the windscreen without requiring the user to look away from his or her usual working viewpoint. Therefore, this will allow the machine driver to stay focused on his work whilst at the same time read the important messages such as measurements, instructions, work-orders and warnings. The technology can be applied in construction machines, forklifts, harbour cranes, forest machines and agricultural machines. The technology is field-proven, and the company is looking to initiate first production targeting one or a few OHV markets. For their value proposition, the company's HUD visualization hardware system compromises optics, electronics and mechanics protected by intellectual properties (IPs) which can be licensed.
Model-Predictive Control for Smart Building Energy Management
Modern buildings are often equipped with building automation and control (BAC) systems for operational control and monitoring. Conventional BAC systems lack the level of intelligence to coordinate the control of complex building systems to achieve multiple targets (energy efficiency, occupant well-being). Most conventional BAC systems have the core control algorithm in a reactive manner such as on/off control or proportional–integral–derivative (PID) control. Due to the complexity of most modern buildings and their ACMV systems, reactive control can practically never achieve the desired control target based on the past measurement information. In addition, reactive control is typical for single-input systems (e.g., room temperature as a single input for ACMV system) but rarely capable of coordinating multiple systems. These limitations in the current reactive BAC systems could lead to low energy efficiency and unsatisfactory human comfort. The proposed technology offers a model predictive control (MPC) solution that overcomes such limitations by employing a building model to perform optimal, predictive and coordinated control of various building service systems including air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV – FCU, VAV, ACB, PDV, etc), lighting (automated dimming) and shading (automated blinds and electrochromic windows), etc. The technology was test bedded in multiple buildings, achieving 20 – 60% of energy savings while greatly improving occupants’ thermal and visual comfort. This could largely disrupt the BAC market to shift to a much more intelligent level with predictive (instead of reactive) control and real-time optimization. A MPC system that is suitable for commercial deployment is now being developed. The technology provider is seeking for industry partners to collaborate through various modes including technology licensing, research project and test bedding in buildings.
Bluetooth-based Indoor Location Tracking Solution
Radio frequency localization principle is based on measurement of Received Signal Strength (RSS) from the anchor transmitters. Further corrections are made at runtime with compensation algorithm to remove noise and interference to accurately determine the location of the unknown node. This method can be accomplished with fixed-strength radio frequency transmission that allows RSS to be reliably measured. There are also variants that use different radio frequency to achieve different distance vs. precision vs. power consumption performance metrics. Leveraging on commonly available ISM band of 2.4GHz spectrum radio equipment, there are indoor positioning systems based on WiFi transmission (IEEE 802.11), Zigbee or equivalent (IEEE 802.15.4), and Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15.3). This technology offers indoor location solution using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons because of its advantages of being low-cost, easy to deploy and maintain.
Digital Health & Safety Briefings and Contactless Site Access for Engineering Works
Before teams can access a construction site or track, they have to be fully briefed and go through a sign-in process. This is intended to validate that they understand the work they’re undertaking while keeping a record of who’s on site. But in a post-COVID-19 environment, with the need to maintain social distancing, this proved difficult. During the COVID19 epidemic engineering works have come to a safety stop in order to protect staff and stakeholders. As a result organizations had to re-evaluate how they carry out engineering works and particular attention were given to the worksite briefings and signing in and out processes where staff mostly congregate. The Remote Briefing solution is a secure cloud-based software solution that digitizes the process of briefing delivery and signing in and out of a worksite, improving the briefing quality and eliminating queues and congestion at site access points. As inductions are required by law in most countries, the process adheres to strict guidelines that need to be met. Endorsed by Transport for London's regulatory compliance and technical departments for the restart of engineering works in August 2020, the Remote Briefing digital solution helps organizations ensure a safe working environment for their staff.