건설현장 폭염 질환 예방 패치 New Smart PPE will Monitor Worker Body Temperature to Combat Heat Illness


New Smart PPE will Monitor Worker Body Temperature to Combat Heat Illness

July 31, 2020 Shane Hedmond


While there are many products on the market designed to keep you cool while working in the summer heat on the jobsite, none of those products actively measure your body temperature. A smart PPE manufacturer, named Kenzen, has recently released a patch to actively monitor the body temperatures of your team of workers.


The Kenzen Patch, courtesy of Kenzen


 

건설현장 폭염 질환 예방 패치


  건설현장에서 여름철 더위에 작업하면서 시원하게 작업할 수 있도록 디자인된 제품이 시중에 많이 나와 있지만, 체온을 적극적으로 측정하는 제품은 없었다. 켄젠이라는 이름의 이 똑똑한 PPE 제조업체는 최근 여러분의 건설현장의 작업자들의 체온을 모니터링하기 위한 패치를 출시했다.




사용자의 팔뚝에 매도록 설계된 켄젠패치는 작업자의 체온이 지나치게 높아지면 작업자와 감독자에게 경보를 보낸다. 근로자가 온열 질환의 증상을 보이기 시작하기 전에 즉각적인 개입을 허용하는 것이다.


이 장치는 체온을 계산하기 위해 심박수, 활동량, 피부 온도, 주변 온도를 포함한 데이터 포인트의 조합을 사용한다. 경고는 애플이나 안드로이드 앱을 통해 전송되며, 작업자와 감독자에게 작업자가 휴식을 취하고 그늘을 찾아 물을 마시며 초과 의류를 제거하는 등 체온을 낮추는 데 필요한 조치를 취해야 한다고 통보한다.


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The Kenzen Patch, which is designed to be strapped to the arm of the user, will send an alert to the worker and their supervisor if the worker’s body temperature gets too high. This goal is to allow for immediate intervention before a worker starts showing symptoms of heat illness.


 

screenshot of the Kenzen App, courtesy of Kenzen


In order to calculate the body temperature, the device uses a combination of data points, including heart rate, activity, and skin temperature, and ambient temperature.  Alerts are sent via the Apple or Android app and will notify the worker and supervisor that the worker needs to take a break and follow necessary steps to lower their body temperature, such as find shade, drink water, and remove excess clothing.




From the management perspective, data will be collected in a dashboard, which can help team leaders adjust their schedules to reduce the effects their workers are feeling from heat. By knowing the trends, companies can better locate rest and shade areas, water stations, as well as change start and end times for work shifts.


the Kenzen dashboard, courtesy of Kenzen


The Kenzen Patch is currently available as a limited release and they are currently testing the devices in the construction, manufacturing, mining, and oil & gas industries, among others. The patch is targeting enterprises currently, but the companies does have plans to make the device available to individuals in the future. Companies are charged on a per worker, per month basis.

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