Hacklab Solutions Combatting Covid-19

Hacklab Solutions Combatting Covid-19

With the world seeking new and innovative ways to stage a silent yet strong fight against Covid-19 with advanced technological tools, an industrial safety automation firm named Hacklab Industrial Solutions is doing its part back at home.

Crux of the Matter

What Is Hacklab Solutions?
Hacklab is a rising industrial safety automation provider company based out of Bangalore, India. Since its inception three years ago, it has designed and developed a range of products that enhance the safety of employees, operating in modern workplace environments. It is a mere 10 member team that has solved 50+ problems till date with its primary expertise in IoT, Robotics and AI.

SAFFR Approach of Smart Safety Solutions is followed, Source: Hacklab

What Helps Them?
Internet of Things (IoT): In order to collect data and control machines that ensure the safety of personnel and machines in all plausible situations.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Smart Algorithms that analyze videos from existing CCTV Setup and alert the workers about real-time violations detected in the workplace.

Cloud Intelligence: The fleet management system depicts near-misses and reduces life-threatening events via significant data points.

We developed a great partnership with Hacklab Solutions and their dedication to our safety is evident in all aspects. We appreciate the expertise they bring in to improve our overall safety standards.

Saideepa, EHS Head, UNILEVER DAPADA

Maintain Physical Distance For They Are Watching You
Hacklabs has realised how difficult it is for workers to stay away from their daily discussions and coffee hangouts, even in times of Covid-19.

Social Surveillance System, Source: Hacklab

So in order to make them maintain a social distance of 6ft, a surveillance camera is set up everywhere across a particular firm. The data from the video analytics is collected and transferred to the central server where supervisors can reprimand or take action on the defaulters.

What Are TRACKR Tags?
CCTV surveillance works only in places where the camera can be installed. In order to constantly remind people of any new human presence around them, TRACKR Tags are set up on all the workers’ helmets or pockets. They beep on crossing the 6ft distance with the other.

TRACKR Tags go wherever they go, Source: Hacklab

Contact Tracing That Keeps You Up To Date
There is a central server that automatically sends alerts to workers at risk via SMS and email notifications whenever an employee is notified to be infected. The safe workers are segregated from the workers in the vicinity of the sick worker and are thus not notified, to save them from unnecessary panic.

Automating Symptomatic People Detection
In order to prevent sick people from entering the office premises itself, thermal cameras are installed at the gate. Since fever is one of the major symptoms of Covid-19, cameras have an advanced image processing software that identifies such potential carriers.

Real-time thermal screening, Source: Smart Cities World

It can screen 60+ people per min, which ensures speedy and efficient scanning. Add on features include face recognition and face mask detection.

Auto-Sanitization For The 20-second Rule Defaulters
Since the SARS-COV-2 virus can exist for long periods of time on surfaces and can thus remain aerosolized in closed areas like lifts, the Auto-UV Sanitization technique is good for a large volume of people co-existing in a workplace.

Consisting of Motion Sensors, Voice Alarm, and Red Light, the system exposes people only to an optimum level of UV Rays and disinfects areas in the absence of human presence in the sanitization area. UV-Oven cleans items like masks, hospital PPEs, tools, and even basics including groceries.

Curiopedia
  • The main concept of a network of smart devices was discussed as early as 1982, with a modified Coca-Cola vending machine at Carnegie Mellon University becoming the first Internet-connected appliance, able to report its inventory and whether newly loaded drinks were cold or not.
  • The term “Internet of Things” was likely coined by Kevin Ashton, MIT’s Auto-ID Center, in 1999, though he prefers the phrase “Internet for things”. At that point, he viewed radio-frequency identification (RFID) as essential to the Internet of things, which would allow computers to manage all individual things.
  • An early mechanical CCTV system was developed in June 1927 by Russian physicist Léon Theremin. Originally requested by the Soviet of Labor and Defense, the system consisted of a manually-operated scanning-transmitting camera and wireless shortwave transmitter and receiver, with a resolution of a hundred lines.
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