Intelligent PPE, enhanced with a range of integrated digital functions through smart electronic devices worn on the body, is the latest innovation from uvex.
Always ahead of the game, uvex’s exciting new wearable digital technologies, applications and solutions are the absolute latest advances. Equipped with sensors and actuators that can interconnect PPE, they also react, interact and communicate with the wearer, according to the situation. This imparts increased safety, protection and comfort to the wearer on the most vulnerable parts of their body during their working day.
Techware digitally enhances the safety features and ergonomics of uvex’s range of world-beating PPE. With the increasing digitalisation of the workplace, uvex techware allows customers to integrate their PPE into this new environment with ease.
uvex techware’s digital product system encompasses new products such as the lightweight uvex i-works techware, a smart safety spectacle that allows information to be visualised on the inner surface of the lens while being worn, so giving users access to sensor data at any time. The concept optimises low energy consumption.
The uvex pheos techware smart helmet uses meta sensors to evaluate situations, significantly enhancing its protective function and helping to ensure that PPE is worn. Integrated acceleration sensors can detect collisions, free falling and unexpected immobility, while other sensors, such as those for temperature, moisture and ambient brightness can be adapted to customers’ requirements.
The new uvex suXXeed workwear collection incorporates smart gesture control at different points on PPE, allowing the control of devices without touching them, using 3D gesture detection technology. This prevents potential contamination and the need to remove safety products such as gloves in order to control functions on smartphones, smart glasses or machines.
uvex phynomic techware integrates NFC chips into safety gloves, so that users can access information at any time via their mobile end device. The gloves can be customised, access to machines or the infrastructure can be regulated, and completely new opportunities made available in PPE supply chain management.
uvex 1 techware safety shoes use smart insoles that can detect and evaluate hazardous situations, such as the risk of slipping, alerting the wearer and enabling stress-free avoidance. Meta sensors enable the safety-related properties of shoes to be determined, in addition to movement information, in order to actively identify potential damage and the loss of safety features.
Active safety vests
The uvex active lighting vest overcomes the issue of the visibility of passive high-vis vests in hazardous situations with poor lighting. The active lighting vest is enhanced with a pulsed light source that can be easily spotted in the darkest of environments, ensuring the wearer’s increased safety and making it far more effective than an ordinary high-vis vest.
The uvex safety group has created a Digital Business Innovation division for the continuing development of uvex techware, working with highly-skilled technology partners and key clients in this rapidly-advancing field.
To view uvex’s extensive range of safety products, go to: www.uvex-safety.co.uk
All uvex products can also be quickly located via uvex’s Product Finder App, available free from the Apple App Store.
The uvex group
The uvex group brings together three globally active companies under one roof: the uvex safety group, the uvex sports group (with uvex sports and Alpina Sports), and Filtral. The uvex group is represented in 22 countries by 48 subsidiaries but chooses to do most of its manufacturing in Germany. Two thirds of the company’s 2.300-strong workforce (as at 31 July, 2015) is employed in Germany. uvex is a global partner to international elite sport and equips a host of top athletes. The motto protecting people is at the heart of the company’s activities. uvex develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.
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