BASIE - Body-Area Sensors for Industrial Environments
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||September 2015 - March 2016|
|Venture||Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA|
|Call||Strategic innovation program PiiA - summer 2015|
Purpose and goal
The study has investigated how solutions in the health sector can be combined with industrial solutions for work environment monitoring. The aim was to evaluate possibilities of creating a system solution with portable sensors that improve personal safety in the industry. The goal of applying for a larger project is not achieved, but the decision has been taken to continue the dialogue with the industry for such an application. The aim to explore how solutions in the health sector can be used in industry has been achieved. In addition, privacy issues have been linked to possible solutions.
Results and expected effects
The feasibility study has resulted in the decision to continue cooperation and dialogue with the industry. The project has also identified key issues, challenges and opportunities to improve personal safety in industrial environments that provide a good basis for further dialogue. These issues and possibilities also provide a good basis to further broaden the interest in a continuation project with participants from other industries than those involved in the study.
Approach and implementation
The feasibility study was structured so that several issues could be examined at a basic level. The work was distributes over four main areas; needs, technical solutions, information management and consortium building. The work included: literature review, discussions and meetings with suppliers and possible need industries, idea generating and problem identifying workshops within the research team, and supervision of student work identifying and testing various solutions for information management. The project team feels that this arrangement worked well.