Project Canary – A connected, information sharing, workplace safety device.
Safety in the workplace should never be compromised, but unfortunately accidents still occur far too regularly. Current product solutions designed to ‘call for help’ do not provide enough of an obvious benefit for the general user to consider them a necessity or to promote the active use of them.
Technology advances over the last several years have brought products like wearable fitness trackers and smart watches into the mass market. The sensing and visualisation of data these products use could form the basis for a new category of intelligent workplace safety technology. A device that promotes awareness of a users actions and environment, and is an effective fast response mechanism if an accident is to occur or a workplace is becoming unsafe.
Project Canary seeks to stream-line workplace safety information delivery, by integrating with existing practices and providing a new system foundation that will incorporate safety and productivity management. Individuals will receive task information, safety feedback, and accurate personal threat awareness warnings.
This unified system of task information and threat awareness will aim to ensure use by the end user. Internet of things prototyping tools and technologies have been used heavily to rapidly generate an outline of final devices function. This in combination with the creation of versatile physical housings ensuring the greatest flexibility of work applications.