Intelligent system for Personal Protection Equipment control at Industrial Enviroments
The vision of iPPE-IE is to contribute to a zero-accident situation related with worker’s safety on industrial and maritime logistics environments. iPPE-IE aims to develop a protection personal equipment detection module based on CV and IA techniques to be incorporated to 2 different verticals of Agata Technology’s Smart IoT Platform for maritime and manufacturing markets.
The main core business of AGATA is the development and deployment of its Smart IoT Management Platform. The mission of AGATA is to answer to the challenges of the digital economy, facilitating a fast, agile, simple and secure adoption of the technology for other companies and public institutions at their core business. The value proposition of Agata platform is to create a single window to the digital world, connecting different IT domains, sensors and people through the core digitalization of the core business processes. For that, Agata platform makes the most of IoT interoperability and data analytics to monitor, collect, store, analyze and proactive report the information of the whole environment, enabling a holistic management of the processes of an organization.
The experiment is designed to incorporate and validate through experiments an innovative digital technology such as computer vision (based on artificial intelligence techniques) for a highly relevant topic (safety) transversal for two of the sectors stated on the open call (maritime and construction). Besides, as we will comment later, the results of iPPE-IE experiment will be incorporated to the main product of the leading SME of the consortium (Agata Technology), with current presence on four Spanish Maritime Ports (Vigo, A Coruña, Avilés and Bahía de Cádiz) and a wind turbine manufacturing plant as the basic technology for digitalizing their operations and processes. Finally, the selected DIH (DIHGIGAL) has a strong presence on several industrial value chains of the northwest region of Spain (including wood or canning industry, among others), creating the perfect environment for scaling-up the results of the project, and connection with several DIH around Europe that will help to future steps after the experiment.
Creation of a valid image dataset for port and manufacturing plan environments. Datasets with internet and laboratory images have also been created. Three different algorithms have been successfully tested in real environments ((maritime port and wind turbine tower manufacturing plant). The experiment led to the integration of the computer vision modules with process-based security and safety models.
Impact of the experiment
The impact of the experiment can be measured in terms of allowing the creation of a scale-up strategy to other industries and potential users supported by a market study and a communication plan for enhancing the adoption of the developed technology. The innovation type is a new microservice integrated in the Agata software tool, which can be used combined with the Agata Smart Process module to improve safety in work environments where the use of PPE is required.
We have achieved good results with the conclusion events aimed at the target of dissemination, so this will be one of the channels that we will continue to use to spread the advances and improvements of the developed system DIHGIGAL has been a great ally and a critical channel for this type of communication, as well as for disseminating the project and attracting new clients, especially from the automotive sector.
On the other hand, social networks are a dynamic and interactive channel that allows us to identify interest and carry out direct communication, as well as generate segmented campaigns, for this reason, it will be another of the channels used to continue promoting. General periodic publications or in interest groups, campaigns for sectors and contacts through direct messages to potential clients will be made.
Within the experiment duration we accomplished the following:
- PPE awareness one-pager designed and distributed to the community (with 1149 on social network + online distribution through industrial networks)
- Organization of two events (one focused on ports and other to the general industrial sector) with demonstrations of the results of the project
- 7 social network publications with more than 11000 combined impressions and 500 combined clicks