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RAAK-PRO: Safety on the Shop Floor

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Project Manager: Prof. dr. Paul Havinga / Prof. dr. Dirk Heylen

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Tel.: +31-53-4894619 / +31-53-4893745

Email: p.j.m.havinga@utwente.nl / d.k.j.heylen@utwente.nl

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The project is carried out together with Saxion. It addresses the research questions from (SME-) companies in the region Twente.

Approximately 2% of the Dutch working population per year is involved in industrial accidents, mostly bone cracks, burns, poisening, amputations, open wounds and infections. These are generally the consequence of work situations in industry that are unsafe, such as for plate workers, machine fitter, etc. The use of ICT for observation, analysis, or warnings can improve the safety of the workers. This technolgy may be highly ‘invisible’, interwoven in the environment (ambient). The research question thus is: “how can we improve the safety on the shop floor through ambient technology?”.

Project duration: 2011-2014

Project budget: 633 k-€

Project Coordinator: Saxion

Participants: Saxion, UT, Novay, Alten PTS, Noldus Information Technology, PANalytical, Ten Cate, Thales NL

Project budget CTIT: 47.5 k-€

Number of person/years CTIT: 0.5 fte/year

Involved groups: Pervasive Systems (PS), Human Media Interaction (HMI)