New wearable detects high voltage points to protect workers
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Wearables are becoming commonplace, helping users track fitness and even provide feedback on their cognitive and emotional state. Proxxi is taking wearable technology one step further and applying it to health and safety procedures in the workplace. Proxxi is a wrist-worn wearable. The device uses haptic feedback and alerts users with vibrations against their wrist. The device’s sensors detect high voltages to varying degrees of danger. As users approach higher voltages, they are given an additional threat warning, therefore allowing workers to pinpoint where hidden danger points may be. Haptic feedback systems also overcome problems that other sensors might not…
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