By 2025, construction in the US is expected to become a $15 trillion industry. Construction technology has adapted to meet the demands of the modern and complex job site but protective safety equipment has seen fewer updates.
Pushstart Creative conducted research to identify where current protective solutions fall short identifying multiple convenience and capability shortcomings.
EXO is a concept suite of smart and connected safety products that include a responsive hard hat, adaptive hearing protector, and an assistive respirator that takes the guesswork out of lung protection With each solution we focused on finding cost-effective technologies that added significant safety benefits without burdening the end-user.
The responsive hard hat is an affordable and durable solution with technology that protects the user from typical job site risks, such as heat, exhaustion or shock and fall accidents. In the event of fall or impact a warning signal is automatically sent to others on the job-site leveraging the user’s GPS location to speed rescue efforts. The responsive hard hat is equipped with sensors to monitor heat and exertion levels and prevent dehydration or overexertion that can lead to further injury.
Traditional noise-cancelling hearing protectors lacks contextual awareness of the user’s surroundings. The adaptive hearing protector offers noise-cancelling with an assisted cloud-connected companion app to identify and mitigate noises commonly associated with a specific type of work. The system would come with pre-build audio reference libraries for common workplaces (construction, machine shop, woodworking, etc.) and continue to learn and refine over time. One of the most common issues is remembering to put ear protection back on after an interruption. The adaptive hearing protector addresses this in two way, first by issuing a subtle reminder when it detects harmful noise levels, and second, by allowing speech and other key noises to through the filt
Construction Equipment, construction safety, Internet of Things, IoT, safety, wearable